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Duffy -First Love

Beth Kemp | Tuesday March 29, 2011

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB4, Poetry, Duffy

This poem is not included as a taught poem in the scheme of work, nor is it mentioned on the student handout.  It could be recommended to more able students for the theme of love and romance.

The speaker describes waking to a dream about their first love.  The memory is bittersweet.

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Links to Plath/Larkin: love and romance (Larkin)

Lang-Lit points: similes and metaphors, address, use of tense, lexical choices associated with love/romance (lipstick, flowers)


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