Mrs Schofields GSCE

Context

After her poems were removed off the curriculum, she was still angry that shakespeares poems were on the curriculum

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Content

About: The Poem is about Duffy proving a point that it is unfair because her poems include knife crime and shakespeares plays include violence and they are still on the curriculum

Themes:

Violence

Education

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Language Devices

  • Use of rhetorical questions reflecting the condecending tone, of why her peoms were promoting a bad message and that shakespeares are the same and surely promote the same message 
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Structural Devices

  • Iambic pentameter
  • Sonnet (14 lines)- not a shakespeare sonnet 
  • Trying to equate it to shakespeare, but changing it to make it her own
  • wants to break out of the restriction of shakespeare
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