Before you were mine

In Before you were mine Carol Anne Duffy describes the photo of her mother standing laughing with two of her friends, she knows that the thought of having a child one day doesn't occur to her mother when young, when she was wrapped up in a world of dances and teenage dreams. Now remembering her own childhood, the poet thinks of how she used to play with her mother's red shoes and imagines when her mother might have worn those shoes to meet a boyfriend in George Square (in Glasgow). she then starts to remember how her mother taught her dance steps after mass on sunday, there are also many references to her mother at the start of the poem where Carol Anne Duffy imagines what her mother




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Danny Popper


Thankyou, it really helped. :D