Smith spends a decent amount of time with her mind wandering in fictional places. Such things are for those fools out there who fail to see how much they are being conned into spending their money on worthless things that eventually, will be thrown away, eaten or wither away. Forget it, she is saying and try to love with a purer love. Her poems address issues such as oppression, gender, and violence, in an accessible language that has made them popular in schools. Such is her resentment at the very nature of love. With readable, richly varied contributions from women poets both famous and unknown, both young and old, both English-speaking and in-translation, I Wouldn't Thank You for a Valentine: Poems for Young Feminists is a timely, unique, and exceptionally inclusive anthology. In addition, she freelances as a blogger for topics like sewing and running, with a little baking, gift-giving, and gardening having occasionally been thrown in the topic list.
Do some research and try to understand what I mean. Also enjoyable to women of all ages who enjoy women's poetry. This is a really great analysis! Picked this up at the library because I didn't understand the title. Rather, this seems to be a deliberate choice on the part of the narrator to build an amused atmosphere. Duffy's collection of poetry is a varied one, with poems ranging from light and whimsical to thought-provoking or painful. Among her recent books is The World's Wife: Poems, published in America by Faber and Faber 2000. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements.
The E-mail message field is required. With readable, richly varied contributions from women poets both famous and unknown, both young and old, both English-speaking and in-translation, I Wouldn't Thank You for a Valentine: Poems for Young Feminists is a timely, unique, and exceptionally inclusive anthology. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. By the end, it should be extra forceful, venomous, spiteful almost. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting.
Clearly, this takes the concept to an informal status since a person likely would not choose such word choices in a formal setting. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Duffy currently lives in Manchester, England, where she lectures on poetry for the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. Two dozen anonymous Interflora red roses? Duffy's poetry has received numerous awards, and she is a member of the Royal Society of Literature. This stanza takes the playful edge to a new level by bringing in grammar errors and confusing word choices that move the tone from a formal scolding to joking banter. To what end would it do her any good? It is possible that this is an actual line she is drawing in the scenario, and if such is the case, this action can be viewed as the baseline with which her significant other should work. This can be viewed from a basic perspective of logic in that if a person were sincerely scolding or warning someone about something, that scolder likely would not want to have the person being scolded smiling if the message was intended as a harsh criticism of methods.
The sarcasm in those words is cutting, harsh to the sender and hurtful to anyone who hears the words. This is why I appreciate this poem, because it discusses both sides of love; the tacky and sentimental versus the more sensible outpouring of the emotion. Themes include race, gender, sex, ethnicity, adolescence, travel, animal rights, handicaps, et. One can understand her ideas about love if we find she has been hurt before. This is done on purpose, to drive the point home. Try to show and share something that is purer, but the thing is that there is nothing purer than true love and she fails to see this through every line of her poem, such is her bitterness towards the very idea of love.
With readable, richly varied contributions from women poets both famous and unknown, both young and old, both English-speaking and in-translation, I Wouldn't Thank You for a Valentine: Poems for Young Feminists is a timely, unique, and exceptionally inclusive anthology. Duffy's poetry has received numerous awards, and she is a member of the Royal Society of Literature. Description: 104 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm Other Titles: I would not thank you for a valentine Responsibility: edited by Carol Ann Duffy ; illustrated by Trisha Rafferty. She is not going to offer up her love just because someone spends a lot of money on Chanel No. Recall, after all, that none of these errors surface in the first stanza, hinting that these issues are not accidents on the part of someone who does not know how to tend to words. If this is a valid hypothesis, the reader also has their own baseline because they can now see how the speaker handles details that truly merit warning. Her experience in the artistic world is not limited to these pursuits, however, as she has also been involved with television and taught art.
Further elements of this stanza, with that in mind, can take on a romantic connotation since the reader can assume the speaker is being playful. Does this read as a polemic against love? Oysters are supposed to be an aphrodisiac and precursor to love making. Doing such things, to her, will not result in success. It is love commercialised by this modern age that we live in, where cards, chocolates, flowers etc are given as gifts in fondness and even, in love. If the complaint were genuine and deep, it would reasonably be dealt with in a manner that is much sterner to get the point across.
Is it the cards, the chocolates, the flowers, or just the fact that someone close to you is prepared to show how much they love you? However, looking at it as a whole, I was pleased to see a large representation of different cultures, Asian, Native American, European, etc. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Book is in Used-Good condition. However, who of you would think of doing what comes next? Candid about failure and betrayal, they play with language, role, and stereotype. To her, this is total idiocy! Pages and cover are clean and intact. Such effort has been made by the speaker to create that casual, playful environment, so it stands to reason that most of her earlier criticisms are not genuine.
The collection includes many well-known poets, such as Nikki Giovanni, Sharon Old, and Mary Oliver, as well as some new poets as well. Navy clothed boards with gilt title on spine. Apparently meant for teenage girls, although many of the poems are adult in complexity, it seems a good collection from which a teacher could spark teen dialgue on a variety of important issues. Two dozen anonymous Interflora red roses? A careful examination of the word choice, though, creates a playful atmosphere in the poem that is too dominant to overlook, and that amusement in presentation follows the poem nearly from start to finish. I would describe the collection as a little outdated for kids today, although there were three poems that I enjoyed. You do so because you like them, admire them, or even, love them.
I may be completely wrong! For me, it is the latter. Duffy currently lives in Manchester, England, where she lectures on poetry for the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. Abstract: A collection of poems by women from different cultures and backgrounds, portraying the varied facets of the female experience from childhood to old age. Honestly, a lot of the poems seemed unnecessarily bitter, including the title one I would love a valentine! Her collections include Standing Female Nude 1985 , winner of a Scottish Arts Council Award; Selling Manhattan 1987 , which won a Somerset Maugham Award; Mean Time 1993 , which won the Whitbread Poetry Award; and Rapture 2005 , winner of the T. She grew up in Stafford, England, and attended the University of Liverpool, where she obtained an honors degree in philosophy in 1977. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good.