Flashcards in Carol Ann Duffy - Anne Hathaway Deck (11)
"the bed we loved in was a spinning world"
-The bed is a Symbol of love.
-It might be the second best but what is important is what happened there.
-Wild romantic image Shakespeare brings things to life
"forests, castles, torchlight, clifftops, seas
-Famous settings from Shakespeare's plays, compares these epic settings to the bed
"where we would dive for pearls"
-Oral sex, romantic connotations, searching for treasure = the joy and pleasure they found in each other.
"My lovers words were shooting stars which fell to earth as kisses"
-William Shakespeare was a great wordsmith, Duffy compares his use of words to his skill as a lover.
- Romantic image
"My body now a softer rhyme to his"
-Metaphor = the pleasure she felt
"a verb dancing in the centre of a noun"
-Metaphor = for the moment of sexual climax that she felt because of William Shakespeare
"I dreamed he'd written me, the bed a page beneath his writer's hands"
-Metaphor = Emphasise the pleasure they both felt, comparison with his skill as a writer
"Romance and drama played by touch, by scent, by taste"
-Types of Shakespeare's plays
- Range of physical passion they enjoyed
"our guests dozed on, dribbling their prose"
-Word choice suggests dull and boring
-Direct comparison with passion sounds completely different
"My living laughing love"
-Highlights central concern, even though he is dead, she keeps him and their passion alive in her memory