Motherhood In Carol Ann Duffy's Poetry

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Compare and contrast the view of the motherhood described in the MORNING SONG BY SYLVIA PLATH AND LIGHT GATHERER CAROL-ANN DUFFY

Introduction The American novelist, Alice walker once said, “how simple a thing seems that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers name.” Walker simplicity yet complex use of words to describe a mother maternal. When she states the phrase “we must know our mother’s names” it shows(?). which creates the contrast that I see when I read the poems: MORNING SONG by Silvia Plath and LIGHT GATHERER by Carol-Ann Duffy one idealizing and one honest about every bit about motherhood. Despite the difference in the mothers’ opinions the were very similar by using figurative language to create big images about
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The main difference is there emotion towards mother hood. Plath has a ambient emotion like she shows love when she says “Fat gold watch” while she also shows sadness and struggles when she says are safety” she is also honest about it which is clearly shown when it says “I’m no longer your mother “she is surrealism while Duffy is showing pure feeling through her poem like when she wrote a extended metaphor relating to light which symbolizes innocence beauty happiness for example it stated as a candle until it ended as a full moon The use of the tool enjambment is differently use though out the poems . in Duffy’s poem applies enjambment to show a new stage of development in her daughter’s life where as in Plath’s poem a applies enjambment to show the to the ending ending of the poem when the sun rises up, the structure in Moring song is also written in short term while Duffy is in long-term. Plath and Duffy both describe there appearance but differently , Plath uses aural imagery which also suggest how far she feels form her baby she feels as if it wasn’t her baby and stresses out as a new mother as she says “Victorian nightgown” and “cloud that distills a mirror” while Duffy enjoys being a mother
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