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Carol Ann Duffy wrote the poem Valentine to express her feelings on love.

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BY Alex Chen Valentine 22/11/01 Carol Ann Duffy wrote the poem Valentine to express her feelings on love. She described how an onion is a much better gift then a cute card or a kissogram. Here I am trying to explain why she thinks onion is a better gift. To send a cute card to their lovers is just what everyone does when they can't be bothered to think of any thing else. It is so simple, and will never surprises the person who receives the gift. It's so much better, to give them some thing that is different, such as onion. Onion is a much better gift then just a cute card or a kissogram. ...read more.

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But it also means that it's hidden under a layer of some thing that it wouldn't shine, unless you take the trouble to discover it your self. If love is perfect, it'll only be a dream, it is never realistic. The writer uses another metaphor to describe the negative side of love. "It will blind you with tears". This is comparing the juice of onion, which makes people cry, to how love can some times bring unhappiness. Love is like a game, it some times brings you fun, and some times it does not. It really depends on how well you play this 'game'. The writer made the poem more realistic by using personification. ...read more.

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She relates the ring to a knife, which eventually come the knife to break up the onion, to break up all the good things that the onion had reflected, and become the knife to break up your heart. She also used the word 'shrink'. It is an unpleasant word, and it means that the ring will stay on your finger and will never be able to taken off again. That shows how once you have fall in love, it's really hard to get out of it. After all I think that onion is a much better gift then just a card or a kissogram. It reflects lots of things about love. It tells the person how she thinks about love. And how she reacts towards love. ...read more.

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