Choose two poems of Carol Ann Duffy's poems you like best and write about them.

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Choose two poems of Carol Ann Duffy’s poems you like best and write about them

The poems I am going to write about are called Stealing and Valentine. Stealing explains about the thing people will do when they are bored and maybe not loved. The person in stealing looks back at what he did whilst talking to a therapist. Valentine uses a metaphor to describe love in this case she uses an onion as the main metaphor.

The first line of stealing is “the most unusual thing I have ever stole?” This gives us the impression that he is talking to a therapist or to a policeman so we find that he steals very unusual things. The robber replies “a snowman”. This backs up the idea that he has no purpose or meaning to steal, he does it for his own enjoyment. The robber is isolated and alone “ I wanted him as a mate”. This shows he is alone, he has no friends or that there is no one to love him like a family member or a lover, this also has anti-social meaning.

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The only joy he gets out of ruining the snowman is he knows “ children will cry in the morning, life’s tough” I think that he is being sarcastic by saying “life’s tough” I think he wants someone to understand the way he feels, because he has had a tough life and thinks it is unfair. He doesn’t just steal a snowman he goes into people homes to have a look round “ I’m a mucky ghost”. This quote has a double meaning towards it, it may make people believe he is ghost meaning he is never caught but it ...

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