'beautiful' by carol ann duffy background info: characters - cleopatra vii philopator, known to history simply as cleopatra, was the last active pharaoh of ancient egypt, only shortly survived by her son, caesarion as pharaoh. About carol ann duffy on may 1st 2009, carol ann duffy became the uk's twentieth poet laureate she is one of britain's best known and most admired poets her poems appeal to those who wouldn't usually read poetry and they appear on the national curriculum. Early life carol ann duffy was born to a roman catholic family in the gorbals, a poor part of glasgowshe was the first child of frank duffy, an electrical fitter, and mary black the couple went on to have another four children, all boys. Poet, playwright and freelance writer carol ann duffy was born on 23 december 1955 in glasgow and read philosophy at liverpool university she is a former editor of the poetry magazine ambit and is a regular reviewer and broadcaster she moved from london to manchester in 1996 and began to lecture in poetry at manchester metropolitan university.
Carol ann duffy used a range of language techniques, symbolism and diction to make readers engage in the power of nostalgia through the story of the mercenaries, of how strong and feared men became weak when confronted by this sensation. Carol ann duffy's poetry can be studied in part 2, 3 or 4 of the course and an accessible, enjoyable and challenging selection can be created from the many excellent collections of poetry she has written. Original, subversive, full of imagination and quicksilver wit, the world's wife is poet laureate carol ann duffy at her beguiling best poignant, thoughtful, funny, rich and accessible ruth padel, books of the year - guardian. Carol ann duffy conveys many ideas in this poem and uses words that make the reader look closer at what she is actually trying to convey valentine is a poem based on a traditional idea and event but is twisted.
The christmas truce by carol ann duffy christmas eve in the trenches of france, the guns were quiet the dead lay still in no man's land – freddie, franz, friedrich, frank . Carol ann duffy: poems questions and answers the question and answer section for carol ann duffy: poems is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel. Carol ann duffy’s most recent collection of poetry is rapture (picador, sep 2005) picador also publish the world’s wife, feminine gospels and new selected poems 1985-2005 a cd of 10 songs co-written by carol ann duffy with eliana tomkin, entitled rapture, recorded by eliana tomkin, is available from 15 september 2005. Carol ann duffy (born december 23, 1955) is a british poet, playwright and freelance writer born in glasgow, scotland she grew up in staffordshire and graduated in philosophy from liverpool university in 1977 carol ann duffy was awarded an obe in 1995, and a cbe in 2002. English carol ann duffy, revision study play first love first love is a poem which focuses on the first love of the narrator, carol ann duffy it highlights the naivety in first love and the sense of youthfulness in it (this was a child's love.
Carol ann duffy is an award-winning scots poet who, according to danette dimarco in mosaic, is the poet of post-post war england: thatcher's england duffy is best known for writing love poems that often take the form of monologues. 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. About the author carol ann duffy is one of britain's best-loved and most widely read poets, and a prolific playwright in 2009 she was appointed poet laureate, taking over from andrew motion for a 10-year term. Carol ann duffy, cbe (born 23 december 1955) is a scottish poet, playwright, freelance writer and current poet laureate, the first woman to hold that title quotes somewhere on the other side of this wide night and the distance between us, i am thinking of you. On december 23, 1955, carol ann duffy was born in glasgow, scotland to mary black and frank duffy, both of irish catholic descent 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.
Carol ann duffy will hold the 10-year post, following in the formidable footsteps of the likes of william wordsworth, alfred lord tennyson and ted hughes glasgow-born duffy, 53, said she had thought long and hard before accepting the high-profile job, and gave the final say to her 13-year-old daughter. Carol ann duffy was born in the gorbals (glasgow) on 23 december 1955, the first child of may (née black) and frank duffy may was irish and frank had irish grandparents. Carol ann duffy is britain’s poet laureate, a prestigious honour bestowed on her by the queen she is a well-studied poet whose poems are studied in england at gcse and a-level she is a versatile poet who adapts her style to fit the mood of the poem. Carol ann duffy presents to the reader through her poetry many views she has on society her recent poetry portrays her views on the treatment of females and how in the past they have not been given true status in society duffy is a strong feminist and i think that the fact that she was. Carol ann duffy is a scottish-irish poet, born on 23rd december 1955 in gorbals, glasgow the family moved to england when duffy was six years old she attended saint austin’s rc primary school, went on to joseph’s convent school and then stafford girl’s high school.
Dame carol ann duffy, dbe, frsl is a scottish poet and playwright she is professor of contemporary poetry at manchester metropolitan university, and was appointed britain's poet laureate in may 2009. Learn about carol ann duffy: her birthday, what she did before fame, her family life, fun trivia facts, popularity rankings, and more. Help us improve our author pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. Carol ann duffy the poem 'shooting stars' by carol ann duffy tells a shocking story of a female prisoner held by nazis in a concentration camp around the time of the holocaust the poem is set in 1940, hitler and his nazi party had taken control of most of europe and had vowed to exterminate the entire jewish race.