We no longer check to see whether Telegraph. Co. Uk displays properly in Internet Explorer version 6 or earlier. A cursory look at the contents list tells us the term 'love poem is to be taken broadly here, with 'Adultery and 'Disgrace gathered alongside 'Valentine and 'New Vows. This book might be seen as an assertion of the private poet now that Duffy is cast in the public role (or it might be viewed cynically as a stop-gap from her publisher before her next collection). The book showcases Duffy s breathtaking control of language and imagery. 'If I was dead/and my bones adrift/like dropped oars/in the deep, turning earth, she imagines in one poem. Duffy examines love in its modern forms:
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'I tend the mobile now/ like an injured bird, she tells us in 'Text. This transforming imagination and eye for the unexpected is seen again in 'Valentine where she offers an onion as a gift for her lover as 'it promises light/like the careful undressing of love. From her earliest poems Duffy writes with a compelling mixture of bravura and tenderness. In 'Girlfriends she describes the excitement and wonder of two lovers discovering their sexuality 'on our frail bodies the sweat cooled while in 'Warming Her Pearls, an electrifying and much anthologised piece of erotic verse, the narrator tells us: 'I lie here awake/knowing the pearls are cooling even now/in the room where my mistress sleeps. All night/I feel their absence and I burn.
Larkin once dismissed the confessional poets such as Robert Lowell and Sylvia Plath, who emphasised and dramatised the often messy details of their personal lives telling an interviewer that it was 'the big sane boys who won the medals. Duffy seems to have taken up the challenge of bridging the two combining the charge and intensity of confessional poetry with the directness and lyricism embodied in Larkin s tradition. Duffy’s poems, Adultery and Disgrace, portray the theme of betrayal in a number of different ways. In Adultery, one of the speakers describes their night as a ‘lethal, thrilling night’ which, at face value, conveys the excitement and thrill of the night. However, the use of the word ‘lethal’ makes this statement an oxymoron, drawing attention to the word and making the reader stop to contemplate the line. This may be a method of showing the reader that the thrill of the night will inevitably lead to tragedy.
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Carol Ann Duffy (born 6955) is a Scottish poet, and is currently the UK’s first female (and first Scottish) [ poet laureate: A poet officially appointed by the government of a country he or she may be expected to write poems for special national occasions. ] .