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Copy of Quickdraw GCSE analysis

an analysis into Quickdraw by carol anne duffy for resistance
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lovia aidoo-micah

on 11 June 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Quickdraw GCSE analysis

title:how are feelings portrayed in Carol Anne Duffy's poem Quickdraw? quickdraw - carol anne duffy what does the title tell you about the poem ? conceit-is an elaborate extended metaphor. The whole poem is based on the theme of the wild west and guns and violence the theme of wild west in Quick draw language based western movies contrast and acts as juxtaposition to the modern theme of mobile phones an technology. This awkward opposition, mirrors the opposition of the lovers This poem is humorous, it shows how two lovers are having a fight over the phone but replaces the phones with guns
Carol Anne Duffy contrasts humour with violence answer the question... in the poem, there is a reference to the film high noon I wear the two, the mobile and the landline phones,

like guns, slung from the pockets on my hips. I'm all

alone. You ring, quickdraw, your voice a pellet

in my ear, and hear me groan.



You've wounded me.

Next time, you speak after the tone. I twirl the phone,

then squeeze the trigger of my tonge, wide of the mark.

You choose your spot, then blast me



through the heart.

And this is love, high noon, calamity, hard liqour

in the old Last Chance saloon. I show the mobile

to the sheriff; in my boot, another one's



concealed. You text them both at once. I reel.

Down on my knees, I fumble for the phone,

read the silver bullets of your kiss. Take this ...

and this ... and this ... and this ... and this ... further themes work in your groups, read the poem and analyse. you must think of what the poem is about/ trying to say? Discuss language and structure a 1950's western movie love Here is a video of the themes of the poem the title suggests... a fight old fashioned western fight tension a fight between a couple the two middle verses have a very irregular shape on the page showing the growing tension and how disturbed the speaker is. it has an irregular rhyming scheme which portrays the unpredictability of the relationship and the tension I wear the two, the mobile and the landline phones,

like guns, slung from the pockets on my hips. I'm all

alone. You ring, quickdraw, your voice a pellet

in my ear, and hear me groan.



You've wounded me.

Next time, you speak after the tone. I twirl the phone,

then squeeze the trigger of my tongue, wide of the mark.

You choose your spot, then blast me



through the heart.

And this is love, high noon, calamity, hard liqour

in the old Last Chance saloon. I show the mobile

to the sheriff; in my boot, another one's



concealed. You text them both at once. I reel.

Down on my knees, I fumble for the phone,

read the silver bullets of your kiss. Take this ...

and this ... and this ... and this ... and this ... a reference to Calamity Jane
a girl from a famous western movie at the edge of desperation
or could be something they always do enforced break in structure gives it a 'stop start' emphasisng the suspense and the erratic feel of the relationship alliteration, showing the weakness and helplessness of the speaker 'this' rhyming with 'kiss', suggesting further kisses, the couple could be making up
or could be insults pain quite sexual returns back to a structured form with iambic pentameter in first few lines- heart beat
and the look on the page is regular contrary to erratic ones earlier, reflecting the mood of the speaker page 53 pain - hurt by his words i twirl the phone- thinking wide of the mark -phone away of the face silver bullets- idea of being precious thing being said
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