2Monologue Creates a persona Miss Havisham – character from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens – jilted on her wedding day by her fiancée.
3Beloved sweetheart bastard. Not a day since then Alliteration of `b’ and `p’ soundsuggests ANGERI.E. the weddingdayOXYMORONSUGGESTSLOVE/HATEBeloved sweetheart bastard. Not a day since thenI haven`t wished him dead. Prayed for itso hard I`ve dark green pebbles for eyes,ropes on the back of my hands I could strangle withImage suggestshard and cruelEnjambment: lines run overGreen for jealousyIndicating herBitterness “theGreen-eyed monster –Green like a monster.Theme of violencein poem – (compare withStealing/Education for Leisure/Hitcher)Veins –a metaphor
4Spinster. I stink and remember. Whole days Single wordSentence – denotesHer bitternessi.e. because she has neverwashed since her weddingdayWORD EMPHASISES HERGRIEF AND DESPAIRSpinster. I stink and remember. Whole daysin bed cawing Nooooo at the wall; the dressyellowing, trembling if I open the wardrobe;the slewed mirror, full-length, her, myself, who did thisImage of a crow“CAWING”WITH AGEAS THOUGH IT IS SOMEONE ELSE WHO HASDONE THIS. SHE CANT BELIEVE THAT THEWOMAN IN THE MIRROR WOULD DO THIS.SPLIT PERSONALITY? DISTURBED?BROKEN/DESTROYED(VIOLENCE?)
5to me? Puce curses that are sounds not words. Enjambment: lines run overShe cannot express her anger andbitterness in proper words(compare line 6)to me? Puce curses that are sounds not words.Some nights better, the lost body over me,my fluent tongue in its mouth in its earThen down till I suddenly bit awake. Love`sSexual references toTheir relationshipVIOLENCE
6hate behind a white veil; a red balloon bursting oxymoronWedding dress/whiteFor virginityVIOLENCEhate behind a white veil; a red balloon burstingin my face. Bang. I stabbed at a wedding cake.Give me a male corpse for a long slow honeymoon.Don`t think it`s only the heart that b-b-b-breaks.Alliteration of `b’ and `p’ soundsuggests ANGERShe would rather have him dead thanhave him reject her – shows how bitterand twisted she isSobbing and suggests violence –a veiled threat
7She was dressed in rich materials - satins, and lace, and silks - all of white. Her shoes were white. And she had a long white veil dependent from her hair, and she had bridal flowers in her hair, but her hair was white. Some bright jewels sparkled on her neck and on her hands, and some other jewels lay sparkling on the table. Dresses, less splendid than the dress she wore, and half-packed trunks, were scattered about.
8She had not quite finished dressing, for she had but one shoe on - the other was on the table near her hand - her veil was but half arranged, her watch and chain were not put on, and some lace for her bosom lay with those trinkets, and with her handkerchief, and gloves, and some flowers, and a prayer-book, all confusedly heaped about the looking-glass.
9It was not in the first few moments that I saw all these things, though I saw more of them in the first moments than might be supposed. But, I saw that everything within my view which ought to be white, had been white long ago, and had lost its lustre, and was faded and yellow. I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes
10. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung loose, had shrunk to skin and bone. Once, I had been taken to see some ghastly waxwork at the Fair, representing I know not what impossible personage lying in state. Once, I had been taken to one of our old marsh churches to see a skeleton in the ashes of a rich dress, that had been dug out of a vault under the church pavement. Now, waxwork and skeleton seemed to have dark eyes that moved and looked at me. I should have cried out, if I could.
11`Havisham` by Carol Ann Duffy is a poem about violence `Havisham` by Carol Ann Duffy is a poem about violence. Write about attitudes to violence in this poem, one poem by Simon Armitage and TWO from the pre-1914 bank. You should refer to:Why they committed (or tried to commit) the violenceHow they feel about their violent tendenciesHow each speaker expresses these feelings
12How each speaker expresses these feelings: Havisham: alliteration, violent/powerful verbs, enjambment, oxymoron, metaphorHitcher: slang – casual language for violenceLaboratory: powerful verbs, alliterationMan He Killed: colloquialisms, hesitation and repetition
13HavishamTechniquealliteration“a red balloon bursting in my face.Bang”Violent/powerful verbsenjambmentoxymoronmetaphor