A) Compare how female speakers are presented in ‘Havisham’ by Duffy and one poem from the pre 1914 poetry bank
B) Compare how male speakers are presented in Sonnet 130 and one poem by Simon Armitage.
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a) Compare the ways Carol Ann Duffy and Simon Armitage try to make you feel disturbed in ‘Stealing’ and ‘Hitcher.’ Compare: what you think could be disturbing in the poems and how the poets make you feel disturbed by the ways they write.
In the poem ‘Stealing’ the character disturbs the reader by their coldness, callousness and general lack of feeling for the victims of their crimes: ‘part of the thrill was knowing / that children would cry in the morning,‘ and ‘sometimes I… break into houses just to have a look.‘ His or her actions are clearly deliberate.
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