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Quotes

"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

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View of love
Feelings presented

Youthful view of love

Parent and child relationship - personal history

Feelings of possessiveness, longing, nostalgia, curiosity

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About/Context

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

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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