Rapture critical comments

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: Amy
  • Created on: 29-03-14 10:57
Margaret Reynolds, The Guardian (2006) (The love poem)
‘weaving tags and quotations from well-known poems – “my mistress’ eyes”, “let me count the ways”, “dear heart”, “O my America” – she makes an epitaph for loss’
1 of 12
Margaret Reynolds (The love poem) *persuasive gifts
“Duffy’s most persuasive gifts are her unashamedly lyrical voice and her distinctively intellectual attention to repetition and wordplay”
2 of 12
William Logan, The New York Times (2013) (Forest)
‘Duffy is particularly susceptible to this fairy tale of love’
3 of 12
Frances Leviston (Hour)
‘Hour explores this peculiarly elastic sense of time’ ['for thousands of seconds we kiss']
4 of 12
Frances Leviston (Text)
‘threaten this dreamy timelessness’
5 of 12
Frances Leviston
‘Rapture is nevertheless a fresh and skilful supplement to the tradition’
6 of 12
Jeanette Winterson, The Times
‘Rapture is a map of real love, in all its churning complexity’
7 of 12
Nick Laird
‘this awareness of the love poem’s heritage allows Duffy to make new ones’
8 of 12
Catherine Lanone (Conceit - Finding the Words)
'Duffy's conceit recalls Thomas Hardy's fascination with relics of lost love'
9 of 12
Catherine Lanone (The Love Poem - jazz)
'seems like a jazz variation answering each of the embedded quotes'
10 of 12
Catherine Lanone (You - metamorphosis)
'triggering with Blakeian energy the metamorphosis of the lover into a tiger leaping among the speakers 'camouflaged rooms'
11 of 12
Catherine Lanone (World - compared to Donne)
''World' creates a beautiful conceit in the manner of John Donne, as the lovers exchange not hearts but night and day…which creates cosmic harmony'
12 of 12

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

Margaret Reynolds (The love poem) *persuasive gifts

Back

“Duffy’s most persuasive gifts are her unashamedly lyrical voice and her distinctively intellectual attention to repetition and wordplay”

Card 3

Front

William Logan, The New York Times (2013) (Forest)

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Frances Leviston (Hour)

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Frances Leviston (Text)

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar English Literature resources:

See all English Literature resources »See all Carol Ann Duffy resources »