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Comparing Head of English to R.E your poem and recent visit.

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  • Submitted: 16/01/2004
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AS and A Level Carol Ann Duffy

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Gemma Lee

Comparing Head of English to

R.E your poem and recent visit

The purpose for the head of English is to in some way give English teachers a bad name. Carol Ann Duffy is a visiting poet to an all girls school, at the school she finds that the head of English is unwelcoming and tries her best to make her feel small. She wants the audience to know the ordeal that she went through, so this is in some way to get revenge and to entertain the audience by showing what her version of a stereotypical English teacher is like. She is also mocking her, by over elaborating on her actions and the things she says.

The purpose for R.E your poem and recent visit is a reply to the poem Head of English. Andrew Mayne is saying that it is unfair to give all English teachers a bad name, and tries to show through his writing what they are really like. He finds the poem offensive and so in return tries to offend Carol Ann Duffy in some way, by using the same style of mocking ness and over elaborating. His

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