Discussion of the poem ‘Text’ looking at the role of technology in modern relationships:
Symbolism of forests:
The fairytale forest a source of symbolism:
Using your own ideas and your wider reading from the above articles answer the following questions:
1) What does the poem ‘Text’ reveal about 21st century relationships?
2) Do you feel empathy or pity for the speaker in the poem ‘Text’?
3) What is your interpretation of the fairytale motif in the poem ‘Forest’? What link is Duffy making between the symbol of the forest and the experience of the speaker?
4) How does Duffy use nature imagery in this poem? What does it reveal about the speaker’s relationship?
Your total word count should be at least 800 words and each answer should include quotations.