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2 Objectives By the end of todays lesson you will be able to: Complete a TSLAP analysis of the poem Havisham by Carol Ann Duffy.

3 Who is Havisham? Miss Havisham is character from Charles Dickens Great Expectations. She was jilted at the altar in the book. This poem is an outpouring of her bitterness and resentment. Why do you think Duffy dropped the Miss?

4 Havisham Beloved sweetheart bastard. Not a day since then I haven't wished him dead. Prayed for it so hard I've dark green pebbles for eyes, ropes on the back of my hands I could strangle with. Spinster. I stink and remember. Whole days in bed cawing Nooooo at the wall; the dress yellowing, trembling if I open the wardrobe; the slewed mirror, full-length, her, myself, who did this 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 ear then down till suddenly bite awake. Love's hate behind a white veil; a red balloon bursting in 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.

5 Havisham Beloved sweetheart bastard. Not a day since then I haven't wished him dead. Prayed for it so hard I've dark green pebbles for eyes, ropes on the back of my hands I could strangle with. Spinster. I stink and remember. Whole days in bed cawing Nooooo at the wall; the dress yellowing, trembling if I open the wardrobe; the slewed mirror, full-length, her, myself, who did this 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 ear then down till suddenly bite awake. Love's hate behind a white veil; a red balloon bursting in 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. Oxymoron: suggests love/hate MetaphorExpressing her violent emotions Reference to age, but not having lived Her Victorian label, suggesting she will never marry Reference to the wedding dress and to her own sense of decay Bird imagery Enjambment links stanzas 2/3 3/4 The reflection shows a devastated state So emotional she emits only sound Sexual fantasy Oxymoron Onomatopoeia Her language echoes her pain Violent & disturbing images Red is a passionate colour

6 Beloved sweetheart bastard. Not a day since then I haven`t wished him dead. Prayed for it so hard I`ve dark green pebbles for eyes, ropes on the back of my hands I could strangle with Alliteration of `b and `p sound suggests ANGER I.E. the wedding day Image suggests hard and cruel Veins – a metaphor Theme of violence in poem – (compare with Stealing/ Education for Leisure/ Hitcher) Enjambment: lines run over Green for jealousy Indicating her Bitterness the Green-eyed monster – Green like a monster.

7 Spinster. I stink and remember. Whole days in bed cawing Nooooo at the wall; the dress yellowing, trembling if I open the wardrobe; the slewed mirror, full-length, her, myself, who did this Single word Sentence – denotes Her bitterness i.e. because she has never washed since her wedding day Image of a crow CAWING WORD EMPHASISES HER GRIEF AND DESPAIR WITH AGE BROKEN/DESTROYED (VIOLENCE?) AS THOUGH IT IS SOMEONE ELSE WHO HAS DONE THIS. SHE CANT BELIEVE THAT THE WOMAN IN THE MIRROR WOULD DO THIS. SPLIT PERSONALITY? DISTURBED?

8 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 ear Then down till I suddenly bit awake. Love`s Enjambment: lines run over She cannot express her anger and bitterness in proper words (compare line 6) Sexual references to their relationship VIOLENCE

9 hate behind a white veil; a red balloon bursting in 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. oxymoron Wedding dress/white For virginity VIOLENCE Alliteration of `b and `p sound suggests ANGER Sobbing and suggests violence – a veiled threat She would rather have him dead than have him reject her – shows how bitter and twisted she is

10 Structure The poem consists of four, four line stanzas or quatrains which are unrhymed. Many of the lines run on, and the effect is like normal speech. The first provides the reader with the theme of revenge:Not a day since then / I havent wished him dead. (lines 1-2) Verses two and three develop a description of her life and state of mind. The final verse returns to the ideas of death, violent hatred and marriage:Give me a male corpse for a long slow honeymoon (line 15)

11 Why the enjambment?

12 Themes what is the poem about? who is the speaker? - are they dramatized (a character) who is being spoken to or addressed? what is being spoken about? Theme(s) of the poem - what is it really about? Setting/culture - wheres the poem set? Culture it is from/about? where does the poem get to from start to end? TSLAP Themes, Structure, Language, Attitude, Personal Response Language techniques Alliteration - the repeating of initial sounds. Assonance - is the term used for the repetition of vowel sounds within consecutive words as in, 'rags of green weed hung down...'. Metaphor - comparing two things by saying one is the other. Simile - comparing two things saying one is like or as the other. Personification - giving something non-human human qualities. Onomatopoeia - words that sound like the thing they describe. Repetition - does the poet repeat words or phrases? Attitudes How would the poem be spoken? (angry, sad, nostalgic, bitter, humorous etc) Structure Rhyme - is there a rhyme scheme? Couplets? Internal rhyme? Rhythm - how many syllables per line? Is it regular or free verse? Why are some different lengths? Stanzas - How many? How do they change? Is there a narrative? Lines - how many are their in each verse? Do some stand out? Enjambment - do the lines run on to the next line or stanza? End stopping - does each line finish at the end of a sentence? Form - does the poem have a shape to it? Language What kinds of words are used? Puns - a pun is a play on words - Shear Class! if Shearer scores. Connotation - associations that words have (as "stallion" connotes a certain kind of horse with certain sorts of uses)? Double meanings - butts in - putting bottoms in or interrupting. Ambiguity - is the word or phrase deliberately unclear? Could it mean opposite things or many different things?. Word order - are the words in an unusual order – why? Adjectives - what are the key describing words? Key words and phrases - do any of the words or phrases stand out? Do they shock? Are the words violent or sad etc? Slang or unusual words and misspellings - Does the poet use slang or informal language? Are American words used? Intertextuality - does the poem reference another text? Style - does the poet copy another style? (Newspaper, play etc) Characters - if there are characters how do they speak? Always link everything to meaning. Ask yourself how does this contributes to the meaning? Why has the poet used this technique?


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