She uses lines which let the reader know her feelings about love and the way she wants to tell the truth about it. The words careful undressing of love refers to the above idea. It is a moon wrapped in brown paper. If the love doesnt end with marriage, after having had all the fun physical relation it becomes lethal. An allusive poem that also strikes a strong note radical revolt against class division as part of its Cinderella-esque tale of a young woman. Circles are eternal : they have no start nor end and represent how love should be : infinite. Written by Not a red rose or a satin heart.
No self-respecting poet should have to'. This comparison makes the poem an unusual one, because when dealing with love we want to believe that it is perfect. There is no word net. Carol describes a beautiful idea that true love is not based on the colour of the skin or appearance, but in discovering the true personality of the other. Together with her four younger brothers, she was raised in Staffordshire in the West Midlands of England where her father worked as a fitter with English Electric. It will blind you with tearslike a lover.
She tells her own Valentine not to expect anything sentimental, romantic or cheesy. You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this section. Loyalty shares its mutuality Loyalty is mutual. I give you an onion. Written by I put two yellow peepers in an owl.
You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold on you, and the right to ask us to correct any inaccuracies in that information. By calculating and the values of X and Y can be solved for. This represents the idea that love is not easily washed away. This love-poem is an extraordinary one because the poet considers love to be deadly and fatal. And I agree with the first comment. Written by Somewhere on the other side of this wide nightand the distance between us, I am thinking of you. This also suggests that the poet uses oninons instead of tranditional gifts such as roses because the peot is trying to say that dont waste your money on your lover when you know he will dup you and break your heart.
Not a cute card or a kissogram. If you have concerns about how we have used your personal information, you also have the right to complain to a privacy regulator. The smell is not easily removed. It is a reminder that valentines day has become some kind of hideous monster where couples feel the need to spend spend spend and make over sentimental and not altogether honest gestures when what really should be happening is that we should show our love for each other in an enduring and more private way. Tom Arnison Ivybridge Community college Year 10 Posted on 2012-05-23 by a guest. The room is turning slowly away from the moon. Posted on 2012-01-29 by a guest.
As per Duffy, it is nothing wrong to have physical relation in the expression of love, such as kissing, caressing, etc. When a person receives a gift it always gives gladness, however, the gift inside may not be up to ones expectation. The wedding imagery, the cake, the dress and the honeymoon, are all used to reinforce how quickly experiences and events associated with joy can be soured and become toxic symbols to feed and nourish hatred instead of love. Posted on 2012-05-30 by a guest. Like wise, love has the dual nature of immersing us into pain or pleasure.
It is a moon wrapped in brown paper. British Council may use the information you provide for the purposes of research and service improvement, to ask for feedback in the form of questionnaires and surveys. Duffy goes further to expound the idea of acceptance by the line Here. The onion is the main subject throughout the poem. According to me, love should be the exact opposite of how the poetess views it, but I think she must have been through a negative experience. Her work also shows the influence of Philip Larkin nostalgia and dry humour , Dylan Thomas elements of surrealism , the Beat poets and the Liverpool poets. We will process your personal information based on your consent.
Image: Carol Ann Duffy at Humber Mouth 2009 picture: walnut whippet , via. Duffy winds up the poem with the concept of marriage. The moment you indulge into physical affection, it invites for a deeper commitment of being loyal to one another and makes the other to be possessive as well. This is because onions have a strong and a possessive scent that will stay with you for very long; hard to get rid off. Line 11 Here, the speaker reveals her genuine feelings. The different layers of the onion are like the layers of someones personality.
Duffy's simplistic language and clear use of poetical techniques, such as metaphor in Valentine from where she compares love to an onion, has made her a popular choice on the school curriculum. Its platinum loops shrink to a wedding-ring, if you like. I give you an onion. Not a cute card or a kissogram. Duffy has a unique way of expressing her love in an unconventional way through this poem.
Valentine Analysis Carol Ann Duffy Characters archetypes. Not a cute card or a kissogram. Though the two lovers have been faithful, they have also been possessive. She believes the kiss of her lover has stayed on her lips like the smell of an onion. She feels that offering an onion as a representation of her love is her way of making an honest gesture. The abnormality of her present is reflected in the lack of structure and unusual meter of he poem, it alternates in line length and has no discernible rhyme scheme.