Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy

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Mind Map on Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy, created by serinatatham on 02/18/2015.

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Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy
1 SUBJECT
1.1 a gift for a lover
1.2 an onion is a powerful gift of love
1.3 onion is a metaphor for love = poem is about love and gifts
2 FORM AND STRUCTURE
2.1 free verse
2.2 form echoes the form of an onion = layers
2.3 unconventional structure
2.3.1 Duffy's unconventional view
2.4 first person narrative
3 THEMES AND IDEAS
3.1 dismisses cliche ideas of love
3.2 love is dangerous
3.2.1 death of the relationship
3.2.1.1 'knife'
3.3 against marriage
3.4 unwanted
3.4.1 'cling'
4 LANGUAGE
4.1 simple and straight-forward
4.1.1 honest like love
4.1.1.1 doesn't need to be 'dressed up' in order for it to be special
4.2 'I give you an onion'
4.2.1 repeated
4.2.1.1 reinstating point
4.2.1.2 struggle at first but then understand and accept it
4.2.2 people won't want usual gift so have to be forced upon them
5 LINGUISTIC TECHNIQUES
5.1 alliteration
5.1.1 'cute card' and 'red rose'
5.2 lack of rhyme
5.2.1 unconventional view
6 IMAGERY
6.1 ROMANTIC
6.1.1 metaphor of 'moon'
6.1.1.1 glowing feeling at start of relationship
6.1.2 'brown paper'
6.1.2.1 gift
6.2 'not a...'
6.2.1 dismissing cliches
6.2.1.1 DIFFERENT kind of valentine
6.3 DANGER
6.3.1 'blind you with tears'
6.3.2 'fierce kiss'
6.3.3 'lethal'
6.3.4 'knife'
6.3.5 possessive
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