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Compare how the Poet uses Poetic Devices and Imagery to create vivid Descriptions about Relationship/Love in Anne Hathaway and Demeter which are from the Worlds Wife Collection, written by Carol Ann Duffy

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Compare how the Poet uses Poetic Devices and Imagery to create vivid Descriptions about Relationship/Love in 'Anne Hathaway' and 'Demeter' which are from the World's Wife Collection, written by Carol Ann Duffy Background of Anne Hathaway Anne Hathaway was the wife of William Shakespeare. They were married in 1583 and Anne was widowed when Shakespeare died in 1616. In 'Anne Hathaway', Carol adopts the persona of Shakespeare's widow The poem is full of rich imagery, the tale of a women who remembers her husband in a wonderful, loving way with no hint of sorrow. The imagery in this poem is used to create vivid description of situations, emotions and to show the fond, happy memories of her relationship with her husband: the images are romantic and blissful. In 'Anne Hathaway', Anne sees her relationship with Shakespeare in terms of his own writing. She uses the sonnet form which Shakespeare favoured-with 14 lines and a closing rhyming couplet. The sonnet form relates to the content and imagery in the poem The narrator is describing her relationship with Shakespeare who was famous for his sonnets and breathtaking use of language. A sonnet consists of 14 lines, each line containing 10 syllables and written in Iambic pentameter, in which a pattern of an unemphasised syllable followed by an emphasised syllable is repeated 5 times. ...read more.

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She metaphorically imagines the bed as 'a page beneath his writers' hands'. She sees their lovemaking as drama enacted through 'touch', 'scent', and 'taste'. The use of first person in 'Anne Hathaway' makes the poem sound loving and tender - for example, when she says 'my lovers words were shooting stars' and 'my living laughing love'. Using the first person emphasises how personal the poem is. 'D' is also written in 1st person narrative, as the poem is related from D viewpoint. This viewpoint is central to the poems message and effect. It is D's poem and reflects and refracts the emotional grief she is feeling. The opening verse testifies her viewpoint of life without her loved one: 'where I lived-winter and hard earth. I sat in my cold stone room choosing tough words, granite, flint...' from this opening sentence we can see that her life is inconsolable. The world is a barren infertile place for the mother without her child and the sharpness of the images reveals the irredeemable suffering. D's language presents the reader with her immunity to anything. She can only select words that reflect her aloneness and isolation. She is incarcerated in a world that has become a literal and metaphorical tomb without her daughters' presence. ...read more.

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Being "in the clouds" is uplifting, but without the necessary grounding, it leads to misunderstandings and confusion. THE SENSES (Appreciation, Gratitude) The senses - seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, and feeling - are receptive mechanisms. They provide ways in which we can appreciate and enjoy our partner. Loosely speaking, each sense is a different form of touch. In intimate relationships, our senses delight in touching the one we love. SOUL Although the soul isn't a physical part of the human body (it's more of an aspect of consciousness), we can include it in this analogy as representing a person's love. Everyone loves differently, and if we could say love was tangible, each would be as unique as a fingerprint. The many different ways we express love - in gestures and voice - all spring from that same "entity." While the blood represents the expressions of love in this analogy, the soul represents love itself. When we love purely and freely, it is our soul that expresses itself and, as such, is a spiritual act. Like that, we bring a touch of Heaven to Earth. GENERAL OBSERVATIONS When our relationships are healthy, we glow. We are happy. The flow of love makes us radiant and animates us. We dance. If life has blessed us with a loving relationship, we are wise to nurture it and keep it healthy. Health is wealth, and being healthy in this way means we are rich in spirit. ...read more.

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