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"My hands in those high heeled red shoes, relics" - glamorous

"Fizzy" - contrast between fun glamorous youth and motherhood

"My loud possessive yell" - demanding longing for intimacy

"I see you" - vivid curiosity


View of love
Feelings presented

Youthful view of love

Parent and child relationship - personal history

Feelings of possessiveness, longing, nostalgia, curiosity



Written in 20 Century

Explores how parent and child relationships have changed and modern relationships are much closer and intimate
Victorian relationships much more distant


What to analyse

Uses contrast to highlight mothers youthful past as opposed to motherhood now

Glamorous imagery/language

Lack of rhyme links to mothers unpredictable and wild youth