Both Carol Ann Duffy and Simon Armitage use a range of http://term-paper-proposal787287.mystrikingly.com methods in their exploration of the theme of change. Duffyâ€™s poems tend to be more personal although in her poems about change, such as â€˜Plutoâ€™ and â€˜The Captain of the 1964 Top of the Form Teamâ€™ she writes in a male voice which then distances her from the speaker. Armitage writes more universal poems, few of which are written of personal experiences in the first person. Both write about change in a mostly negative manner, particularly seen in â€˜Plutoâ€™, â€˜The Captain of the 1964 Top of the Form Teamâ€™ and â€˜Afterword.
The use of form and structure contributes considerably to the exploration of the theme of change. It is used variably through their poetry. In â€˜Man with a Golf Ball Heartâ€™ by Armitage, he uses what could be a sonnet to express change. The poem has fourteen lines and at the sixth line begins with â€˜butâ€™ which signals change. It could therefore be a modernised petrarchan sonnet. This would be appropriate as one of the poemâ€™s themes is change and would be an original way to explore that theme.
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