Carol Ann Duffy - Havisham

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  • Created by: Brommers
  • Created on: 23-05-11 17:42
  • Havisham was the character from Dickens' 'Great Expectations' who never got over being jilted - she was devasted at the experience.
  • This poem features the main character speaking directly to the audience.
  • This poem is a dramatic monologue in the first person.
  • The poem takes on a character from a book.
  • There is a oxymoron in the poem, a confusing phrase. "beloved sweetheart *******" This suggests her anger is flowing out and all things exist at once: Anger + Love.
  • Metaphor: "dark green pebbles for eyes"
  • Onomatopoeia - sound words: "Noooo" and "b-b-b-breaks"
  • The way Duffy uses the word 'cawing' suggests that Havisham is like a crow.
  • "the dress yellowing…


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