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Discuss Duffy's ability to use her dramatic monologue as an invitation to us, her readers to sympathise with outsiders.

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Discuss Duffy's ability to use her dramatic monologue as an invitation to us, her readers to sympathise with outsiders. Outsiders Sympathetic/non sympathetic- why? Development of character- how? Who the speech is directed at six stanzas of an even length of six lines stiff, ordered organisation mirrors the personality of the poem's narrator of this poem is simply routine. This parallels her attitude to English as a subject The structure of the poem is tight, as is the nature the discipline inflicted onto the class The structure of the poem is controlled, reflecting the head of English's command over the class The head of English has lost all passion for their profession, and this opinion is unavoidably inflicted upon the innocent children. ...read more.

Middle

This portrays the narrator's officious habit of engineering all that is in their power. (Dramatic monologue)This controlling representation of the narrator is further enforced through the fact that we only see their depiction of events throughout the poem. The children's views are almost deemed irrelevant in such a portrayal. they are unworthy of a voice The fact that the head of English excludes the children with English as a second language portrays their ruthless need to alleviate themselves, even at the expense of others. Throughout the poem, the head of English succeeds in finding multiple opportunities to make reference to themselves. This portrays the character's self centred personality. ...read more.

Conclusion

Boasting is also displayed through the narrator's reference to their own poetry. . The narrator asserts their authority in challenging the poet with 'Convince us that there's something we don't know' The head of English's attempts to demoralize the poet reflect on their own insecurity. The head of English uses 'the muse' lightly in their speech, as though the word is of no real significance. In doing so, they are effectively dismissing the importance of inspiration in poetry. what has destroyed this person's passion for their subject The head of English's disappointment with the fact that poems no longer all rhyme may suggest that they feel that English to them has lost its meaning over time. no longer sees English and poetry as an art, but merely a subject ...read more.

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