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- Carol Ann Duffy - British Poet Laureate
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Her style lends itself incredibly well to these longer works. She praises difference and diversity — for Duffy, all women matter as, of course, they should in the real world too. So much emphasis has been placed upon all of the senses, and the generational scope too is nothing short of masterful.
In Feminine Gospels , the woman — in all of her many shapes and forms — has been presented as the oracle. So much of the poetry here is to do with growth, whether physically or emotionally. There is much importance here, too; she weaves together the stories of women with history, conflicts, and the family, and all has been masterfully interconnected. Feminine Gospels is an incredibly powerful book, which every woman should pick up at some point in her life.
Review of Feminine Gospels by Carol Ann Duffy How a person deals with the ever day situations in life helps to better understand a person as a whole. Duffy uses her short book of poetry in order to examine a Review of Feminine Gospels by Carol Ann Duffy How a person deals with the ever day situations in life helps to better understand a person as a whole.
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Feminine Gospels. London, Picador, Carol Ann Duffy's poetry is about women and female identity. These poems are slightly aslant from the last volume of hers I read, The World's Wife, in that aside from "Beautiful," which is about the effect of beauty on Helen, Cleopatra, and Marilyn Monroe, the women she concerns herself with are those of the everyday, anonymous world. My favorite in Feminine Gospels is a long narrative poem called Carol Ann Duffy's poetry is about women and female identity.
My favorite in Feminine Gospels is a long narrative poem called "The Laughter of Stafford Girls' High" relating an epidemic of laughter in the school and how it affects the teachers. It's wonderfully affectionate and quirky, and becoming part of the frame of the narrative and built into the blocks of stanzas is the marvelous line "Bad words ran in her head like mice.
I've been reading Duffy for a while but think this collection is my favorite. These poems are verbally energetic. They're delightful that way. And though she uses conventional stanza forms she somehow seems to make their blocks disappear so that they all blend smoothly into a delicious current, causing the poems to flow, carrying the alluvial affection for Duffy's subject.
There are a couple of magical love poems, as well. View all 4 comments.
Aug 04, Lydia rated it really liked it Shelves: lgbtiqa , poetry , feminism , lgbtiqa-friendly. It's going to be difficult for me to rate this book. Initially, I wasn't sold on Carol Ann Duffy, but eventually she grew on me, like when you're waiting for the sun to come up.
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At first, it's cold and dark and there isn't much to do except stand around, but then the sunset happens and you're grateful you woke up to see it. Some of Duffy's poems really didn't resonate with me, but as a whole it's a really cohesive collection and I am very grateful that I read it. I am also grateful that I read po It's going to be difficult for me to rate this book. I am also grateful that I read poetry by a queer woman, who wrote queer women into some of her poems. I also identify as queer and often write queer women into my poetry so it was great to read something I could relate to.
I liked some of her more narrative-style poems and I loved her poems based on myths and legends. I never would have picked this up if it weren't for the Feminist Orchestra Book Club and for that, I am eternally grateful. Jul 18, Emily rated it it was ok.
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Some good poems that I felt I could identify with, but most of the collection I struggled to find any real interest in. Not that Duffy is a bad writer she's clearly talented , I just didn't personally enjoy or connect with her style. Some poems were really good, some were weird. I'm finding that I'm very specific with the kind of poetry I like to read.
Also I'm currently writing my masters thesis so it might not have been the best time to read this. Still, a pleasant read overall. I read this books for my exams in English literature a long time ago. It was definitely a very good read xx I reccomed it expecially to the feminist readers out there x Very well written with powerful messages :. Jan 23, Carol rated it really liked it Shelves: poetry. Duffy explores the female: from history Elizabeth I to Marilyn Monroe to the beauty of birth and raising a growing child, to some more erotic and sometimes personal poetry.
ignamant.cl/wp-includes/81/2181-como-hackear.php I found the poetry to challenge and entertaining regarding the "female condition. Mar 03, teres rated it really liked it. I sat down in the library to read some of the books I'd already chosen, but this one caught my eye and attention somehow, sitting on a shelf just to my right. I read in it one sitting, still at the library, sitting on a worn colourful striped armchair.
Feminie Gospels is Duffy's sixth collection of poetry, and features poems with subjects ranging from women in history, lesbian school teac I sat down in the library to read some of the books I'd already chosen, but this one caught my eye and attention somehow, sitting on a shelf just to my right. This collection is lyrically written, powerful, beautiful. I am very interested in researching further in how Duffy explains her own poetry and the intent behind them.
I wish my brain was advanced enough to understand every poem I read but then again, that would take away a lot of the magic. I love love love Carol Ann Duffy, and some poems were beautiful, but most were too abstract or vague. If I read a poem, it doesn't have to be immediately obvious to me what it's about, but I don't want to have to Google the poem to see what the hell is going on. Interesting to read the short story included in this book, but that one only mildly interested me. I prefer other collections - but it's still enjoyable enough to read. My favorite was the longest—the Laughter of Stafford Girls High.
Mar 26, Courtney Johnston rated it liked it Shelves: borrowed , poetry. Carol Ann Duffy didn't ring my bells. I enjoyed her writing, but it didn't fire my imagination, it didn't shaming admittance coming up make me want to write poems like that. I think there's two reasons for this. One, her language is plain and accessible, but not in a way I thrilled to she has said that she is not a Seamus Heaney style poet, seeking out interesting words.
Every so often my inner ear would hit on a rhyme, a rhythm, a little hook that had me hunting back and forth along the lin Carol Ann Duffy didn't ring my bells. Every so often my inner ear would hit on a rhyme, a rhythm, a little hook that had me hunting back and forth along the lines to see how it all connected up, but I was rarely surprised by the way she puts words together. I'm learning that this sense of surprise, sometimes even shock and yes, occasionally awe, is what I want from poetry. Second, I've never been very moved by gender-based work. Feminist retellings of patriarchal stories, celebrations of the feminine mystiques, uncoverings of the female psyche - they tend to leave me cold, whether in the form of paintings, poems or novels.
Having said that, some of long narrative poems drew me in.
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The woman returns to the town after many years and finds it all altered - that night she sheds her skin: As she slept, her skin sloughed like a snake's, the skin of her legs like stockings, silvery, sheer, like the long gloves of the skin of her arms, the papery camisole from her chest a perfect match for the tissuey socks of the skin of her feet. And most of all in the collection, the longest poem, 'The Laughter of Stafford Girls' High', where a girls' high school is taken over by an outbreak, an epidemic of laughter, which forces the headmistress to shut the school down, but allows many of the teachers to find new paths: Geraldine Ruth got to her feet, a pale girl, a girl who looked, in the stale classroom light, like a sketch for a girl, a first draft to be crumpled and crunched and tossed away like a note.
She cleared her throat, raising her eyes, water and sky, to look at Miss Fife. The girls who were there that day never forgot how invisible crayons seemed to colour in Geraldine Ruth, white face to puce, mousey hair suddenly gifted with health and youth, and how - as Miss Fife demanded what was the meaning of this- her lips split from the closed bud of a kiss to the daisy chain of a grin and how she yodelled a laugh with the full, open, blooming rose of her throat, a flower of merriment.