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Hell hath no fury...

Advantages: Beautifully written, stylistic, memorable
Disadvantages: Possibly controversial for some

I have adored Carol Ann Duffy's work ever since I was introduced to her during my GCSE's, and I have never looked back. Poetry has never been my favourite part of literature, and it usually takes a while for me to truly lose myself in something. However, ...

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Review of The World's Wife - Carol Ann Duffy

The World's Wife

Advantages: Easy to read, Funny in places, original (as far as i know!)
Disadvantages: Very anti-men and does not include notes about who these women actually are

...When I found out we would be studying Duffy's 'The World's Wife' for A-level i must admit I wasn't overly enthusiastic; having suffered through the terribly depressing poems of hers that we studied at GCSE. However, I was pleasently surprised as many of t ...

SilentLamb 01.02.2008 · Read full review
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A Different View

Advantages: funny, different point of view, entertaining, deep
Disadvantages: can get repetitive

I'll be the first person to admit I'm not a fan of poetry. Especially compulsory poetry for the school curriculum. Especially one where we have to pick apart every single poem and find double meanings when there are none. BUT! I quite enjoyed reading this ...

leciel 22.01.2007 · Read full review
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An enthralling read

Advantages: Brilliant styles of writing, turns around old legends and fables, witty, clever
Disadvantages: A little pro-feminist and anti-male, but still enjoyable for both sexes

What an excellent poetry book - I studied this for part of my A-Level English Literature course and I think it to be honest, charasmatic, exciting and, above all, extremely clever and witty. Mrs Darwin pokes fun at her husband for his "intelligence" o ...

Sonic4290 30.12.2007 · Read full review
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A Poetic Yet Critical View of Women

Advantages: Witty poems, wide selection
Disadvantages: May be difficult to understand

...-The Poet- Carol Ann Duffy is a poet laureate (she has written for the royals), she has various other anthologies and is well known for her witty poems. -Introduction- Poems in The World's Wife are based on mythical, historical women, real-life and f ...

pinkwriter643 02.12.2011 · Read full review
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