The World s Wife

Midas, Queen Kong, and Frau Freud, to say nothing of the Devil's wife herself, startle us with their wit, imagination, and incisiveness in this collection of poems written from the perspectives of the wives of famous--and infamous--male ...

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 057119995X

Category: Poetry

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The voices of Mrs. Midas, Queen Kong, and Frau Freud, to say nothing of the Devil's wife herself, startle us with their wit, imagination, and incisiveness in this collection of poems written from the perspectives of the wives of famous--and infamous--male personages. Reprint.

The Poetry of Carol Ann Duffy

The perfect accompaniment to the selected poems, providing invaluable background and exam advice.

Author: Marian Cox

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9781844892105

Category: Education

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AS/A-Level English Literature Student Text Guides comprise three sections: an Introduction, which outlines the aims of the guide, the relevant exam board specification and Assessment Objectives; Text Guidance, which gives coverage of key aspects of the text; Questions and Answers, which focuses on the various types of essay questions and offers specimen plans and sample answers, together with mark schemes

What s a Man Without a Woman Gender Constructions in Carol Ann Duffy s The World s Wife

Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Potsdam, course: Genre and Gender, language: English, abstract: History has always been a space of male deeds, ...

Author: Antje Peukert

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640718712

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Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Potsdam, course: Genre and Gender, language: English, abstract: History has always been a space of male deeds, male achievements, male gain or loss. Or so one is made to believe in retrospection. Of course women were not absent from history but they certainly are to a great extent from historical representations. Patriarchy dominated Western culture for more than two thousand years and supplied the framework for what is to be known and how, i.e. in which contexts, it is to be known. Historical material has always been scarce but in regard to women it is almost non-existent. So women rightfully started to ask where their part in history was or why they have been consequently written out of history instead of being included. A necessity arose to deconstruct certain historical "truths" and to make women visible in and show their relevance to our past to build up strength and to obtain a voice or rather voices in order to question the present and the past systems. In this paper I examine Carol Ann Duffy's The World's Wife, whose poetry runs very much in above line. I will concentrate on the gender constructions established within The World's Wife. Even though Duffy questions traditional conceptions of men and women and their relationships with each other, she maintains a binary gender structure. The first chapter therefore deals with a general overview of gender conceptions constructed in and through the poems. The second and third chapter will take a closer look at certain poems. I think the poems weave their own web of femininity. In a circular movement they refer to past and future thus describing a female/feminist tradition. Accordingly the first and the last poem, Little Red Cap and Demeter, form the outline of the circle, not only in regard to their position but also by implicitly refering to each other. My third chapter will extend the

Studying the World s Wife

Author: Barbara Bleiman

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Feminine Gospels

From the sadness of Elizabeth I, looking back on her long and powerful but lonely life, to the travails of a woman whose work is literally never done as she continues to trawl the seas to feed her billion offspring, to a movingly lyrical ...

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571211302

Category: Poetry

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A new collection of poems ranging over the experience of women--historical and imagined, real-life and larger than life--from the award-winning author of The World's Wife. From the sadness of Elizabeth I, looking back on her long and powerful but lonely life, to the travails of a woman whose work is literally never done as she continues to trawl the seas to feed her billion offspring, to a movingly lyrical reflection on the beauty of a growing child, Carol Ann Duffy explores in this volume the myriad components of women's lives and loves through the crystallizing prism of poetry. Sometimes erotic and personal, sometimes historical and grand, sometimes witty and full of surprises, the poems in Feminine Gospels are all beautifully crafted works that are as varied in style as the poems in Duffy's earlier acclaimed volume The World's Wife. Together, they will challenge and entertain as they explore the fullness of the female condition through their author's unique poetic voice.

Selected Poems

Offers a selection of works from five of the poet's previously published volumes, including "Standing Female Nude," "The Other Country," and "Selling Manhattan."

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: Penguin Global

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Category: Poetry

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Offers a selection of works from five of the poet's previously published volumes, including "Standing Female Nude," "The Other Country," and "Selling Manhattan."

The World and His Wife Or A Person of Consequence

... said the delighted wife , her eyes sparkling through her tears ; " but is it not
astonishing , is it not disgraceful ! that so many shallow , chattering fools , should
be making fames and fortunes in the world , while such a man as Mark is let to
wear ...

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Collected Poems

Endlessly varied, wonderfully inventive, and emotionally powerful, the poems in this book showcase Duffy's full poetic range: there are poems written in celebration and in protest; public poems and deeply personal ones; poems that are funny ...

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447231767

Category: Poetry

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Carol Ann Duffy has been a bold and original voice in British poetry since the publication of Standing Female Nude in 1985. Since then she has won every major poetry prize in the United Kingdom and sold over one million copies of her books around the world. She was appointed Poet Laureate in 2009. Her first Collected Poems includes all of the poems from her nine acclaimed volumes of adult poetry - from Standing Female Nude to Ritual Lighting - as well as her much-loved Christmas poems, which celebrate aspects of Christmas: from the charity of King Wenceslas to the famous truce between the Allies and the Germans in the trenches in 1914. Endlessly varied, wonderfully inventive, and emotionally powerful, the poems in this book showcase Duffy's full poetic range: there are poems written in celebration and in protest; public poems and deeply personal ones; poems that are funny, sexy, heartbroken, wise. Taken together they affirm her belief that 'poetry is the music of being human'. Collected Poems is both the perfect single-volume introduction for new readers and a glorious opportunity for old friends to celebrate thirty years' work by one of the country's greatest literary talents. It confirms indisputably that 'Carol Ann Duffy is the most humane and accessible poet of our time' (Rose Tremain, Guardian).

The Worlds Literature Illuminated

If thou hast worked much , great shall be thy reward ; for the Master who
employed thee is faithful in his payment . But know that the true reward is not of
this world . SAYINGS ABOUT WIVES . THE Talmudical writings have many
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The mill on the floss

Maggie had returned without a trousseau , without a husband , -in that degraded
and outcast condition to which error is well known to lead ; and the world's wife ,
with that fine instinct which is given her for the preservation of Society , saw at ...

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Cognitive Poetics

worlds. Elena. Semino. 1. Introduction An important aspect of literary
interpretation (and of text comprehension generally) is the ... She is best known
for her poetic production, which includes the collection The World's Wife,
published in 1999.

Author: Geert Brône

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110205602

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This volume offers a state-of-the-art collection of studies in the rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of cognitive poetics. In coupling cognitive linguistics and poetics, cognitive poeticians aim to offer cognitive readings of literary texts. By bringing together key players and critics in a setting of interdisciplinary dialogue, this volume captures the goals, gains and gaps of this emerging field.

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Maggie had returned without a trousseau , without a husband , -in that degraded
and outcast condition to which error is well known to lead ; and the world's wife ,
with that fine instinct which is given her for the preservation of Society , saw at ...

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Diana Lady Lyle

You know me , gentlemen , as an independent sort of man . ... The world ? ”
ponders Leonard , with a humorous smile . His Grace , paying as much attention
to Leonard's politics as to Diana's prattle ... case of the world , but of the world's
wife .

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The Oldest Girl in the World

In her second collection for children, we are trained by the oldest girl in the world to be alert to every one of our senses; meet, among others, a bad princess and a king of snide; discover spells to get rid of unwanted pests; and learn ...

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571205769

Category: Children's poetry

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In Carol Ann Duffy's second collection for children we are trained by the oldest girl in the world to be alert to every one of our senses, and learn that, in a world where transformation is a way of life, what we want is not always what we get.

My Country a work in progress

These real testimonials are interwoven with speeches from party leaders of the time in this play by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and director Rufus Norris.

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571339379

Category: Drama

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Britannia calls a meeting, to listen to her people. Caledonia, Cymru, East Midlands, North East, Northern Ireland and the South West bring the voices of their regions. The debate is passionate and opinions divided. Can there ever be a United Kingdom? In the days following the Brexit vote, a team from the National Theatre of Great Britain spoke to people nationwide, aged 9 to 97, to hear their views on the country we call home. In a series of deeply personal interviews, they heard opinions that were honest, emotional, funny, and sometimes extreme. These real testimonials are interwoven with speeches from party leaders of the time in this play by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and director Rufus Norris. My Country opened at the National Theatre, London, in March 2017 before playing at venues around the UK.

Mill on the Floss

But the refined instinct of the world's wife was not to be deceived : providentially !
- else what would become of Society ? ... A truly respectable young man , — Mr.
Tom Tulliver : quite likely to rise in the world ! His sister's disgrace was naturally a
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George Eliot s Works Mill on the Floss

as the so as to try and make her appear quite innocent : of course he would do
that ! But the refined instinct of the world's wife was not to be deceived :
providentially ! - else what would become of Society ? Why , her own brother had
turned her ...

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Choosing Tough Words

3 Love and masculinity in the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy ANTONY ROWLAND T
the exuberance of the love lyrics in Standing Female Nude to the rejection of
masculinities in the satirical poems of The World's Wife . Male subjects are ...

Author: Angelica Michelis

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719063015

Category: Literary Criticism

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The first full-length collection of essays on the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy. Duffy's poetry is both respected by academics, and widely read and enjoyed by both children and adults. Approaches Duffy's work from a variety of literary theoretical perspectives, including feminism, masculinity, national identity and post-structuralism. Situates Duffy's work in relation to current debates about the state, value and social relevance of contemporary British poetry. Will become the benchmark anthology on Duffy.

Answering Back

With up-and-coming poets alongside more established names, and original poems alongside the new works they have inspired – Paul Muldoon, Vickie Feaver and U. A. Fanthorpe, for example, engage with classic works by Philip Larkin, Emily ...

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330470574

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Carol Ann Duffy has invited fifty of her peers to choose and respond to a poem from the past. With up-and-coming poets alongside more established names, and original poems alongside the new works they have inspired – Paul Muldoon, Vickie Feaver and U. A. Fanthorpe, for example, engage with classic works by Philip Larkin, Emily Dickinson and Christina Rossetti – the result is a collection of voices that speak to one another across the centuries. Teasing, subverting, arguing, echoing and – ultimately – illuminating, Answering Back is a vibrant, fascinating and timeless anthology, compiled by one of the nation’s favourite poets. ‘Intriguing . . . Entertaining and stimulating’ Good Book Guide ‘A starry game of call and answer across poetic generations’ FT Magazine

The Works of Francis Bacon

And to the human judgment , and the cars as it were of mortals , the government
of the world and the more secret ... But it is well devised that of all words and
voices Echo alone should be chosen for the world's wife ; for that is the true ...

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