'Valentine', by Carol Ann Duffy

A Poetry Lesson Plan from Education Umbrella

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'Its platinum loops shrink to a wedding ring,
if you like.'

Carol Ann Duffy, the current Poet Laureate, is at her cutting and ironic best in 'Valentine'. Her unlikely subject forms an integral part of this lesson plan, one that might leave a tear in the eye.

Our lesson plan helps students become intimately familiar with this acerbic and witty poem.

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Subjects Covered:
  • English 1st Language
  • • Poetry

Objectives

  • to guess the main object of the poem by inference
  • to understand the difference between concrete nouns and abstract nouns
  • to identify the different tenses
  • to explore Duffy's use of irony, similes and metaphor to describe love

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