Language and imagery the language of the poem is quite simple and straight-forward, particularly in the clear sentence structures that are often repeated. Carol ann duffy, one of the most significant names in contemporary british poetry, has achieved that rare feat of both critical and commercial success. Carol ann duffy is one of britain’s most famous poets she was born in glasgow and raised in england from the age of seven, where, even from a young age, she showed a great command of poetic.
‘valentine’ by carol anne duffy overview: the poem is essentially a critique of the cliched commercial form that the modern valentine's day has become.
Not a red rose or a satin heart / i give you an onion / it is a moon wrapped in brown paper / it promises light / like the careful undressing of love / here / it will blind. Valentine by carol ann duffy, read by russ kick one of my favorite contemporary love poems, a moving explanation of why an onion - not chocolate or a card.
Valentine by carol ann duffy - not a red rose or a satin heart i give you an onion it is a moon wrapped in brown paper it promises light like. Context carol ann duffy (born 1955) is a scottish poet, and is currently the uk’s first female (and first scottish) poet laureate [poet laureate: a poet officially appointed by the.
Overview of poem 'valentine' is the first poem featured in the relationships section of the edexcel gcse poetry anthology, and it is an excellent poem to study for language devices. Carol ann duffy was born in the gorbals and moved when carol ann was six to stafford valentine originally mrs midas.
Analysis of the poem 'valentine' for gcse english literature. The first female, scottish poet laureate in the role's 400 year history, carol ann duffy's combination of tenderness and toughness, humour and lyricism, unconventional attitudes and. Valentine by carol ann duffy not a red rose or a satin heart i give you an onion it is a moon wrapped in brown paper it promises light like the careful undressing of love.