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AQA GCSE Poerty Havisham
carole ann duffy
Based on a
Character from Great Expectations
structure of poem
"heart" at beginning and end, sweet of the heart is broken off
synaesthetic - see days of the week in colours - disturbed mind
"ropes on the back of my hands i could strangle with"
aging of her hands - in GE estelles mother was a murderer through strangling
represents the mind becoming fragmented
"give me a male corpse for a long slow honeymoon"
"Beloved sweetheart bastard"
"Some nights better"
hardening of the soul
"The dress yellowing, trembling"
describing the dress as herself like macbeth when she see the hand as not his
"dark green pebbles for eyes"
image - green = jealousy, "hard" = heart, "pebbles" = loss of feeling
distorted image of herself