‘ Stealing’ by Carol Ann Duffy  Have you ever stolen something? If so, what and why did you do it?
In this lesson we will… <ul><li>Explore Stealing by  </li></ul><ul><li>Carol Ann Duffy </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the effec...
Stealing The most unusual thing I ever stole? A snowman. Midnight. He looked magnificent; a tall, white mute beneath the w...
The poem seems to be part of a dialogue. How do we know this?  It took some time. Reassembled him in the yard, he didn’t l...
What is the significance of the items that have been stolen?
Make a list of the poetic features that you will want to write about in your exam Internal rhyme - “slice of ice,” “chill…...
In this lesson we will… <ul><li>Explore Stealing by  </li></ul><ul><li>Carol Ann Duffy </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the effec...
Homework In the exam you will be asked to…  Write a detailed essay plan of the features you would discuss when looking at ...
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  1. 1. ‘ Stealing’ by Carol Ann Duffy Have you ever stolen something? If so, what and why did you do it?
  2. 2. In this lesson we will… <ul><li>Explore Stealing by </li></ul><ul><li>Carol Ann Duffy </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the effect of conversational monologues </li></ul><ul><li>Examine the poetic devices used </li></ul><ul><li>Link the poem with Duffy’s other work </li></ul>
  3. 3. Stealing The most unusual thing I ever stole? A snowman. Midnight. He looked magnificent; a tall, white mute beneath the winter moon. I wanted him, a mate with a mind as cold as the slice of ice within my own brain. I started with the head. Better off dead than giving in, not taking what you want. He weighed a ton; his torso, frozen stiff, hugged to my chest, a fierce chill piercing my gut. Part of the thrill was knowing that children would cry in the morning. Life’s tough. Sometimes I steal things I don’t need. I joy-ride cars to nowhere, break into houses just to have a look. I’m a mucky ghost, leave a mess, maybe pinch a camera. I watch my gloved hand twisting the doorknob. A stranger’s bedroom. Mirrors. I sigh like this - Aah .
  4. 4. The poem seems to be part of a dialogue. How do we know this? It took some time. Reassembled him in the yard, he didn’t look the same. I took a run and booted him. Again. Again. My breath ripped out in rags. It seems daft now. Then I was standing alone amongst lumps of snow, sick of the world Boredom. Mostly I’m so bored I could eat myself. One time, I stole a guitar and thought I might learn to play. I nicked a bust of Shakespeare once, flogged it, but the snowman was the strangest. You don’t understand a word I’m saying, do you? Work in pairs to decide who the narrator is speaking to and what is being said between each stanza. 8 minutes
  5. 5. What is the significance of the items that have been stolen?
  6. 6. Make a list of the poetic features that you will want to write about in your exam Internal rhyme - “slice of ice,” “chill… thrill.” Alliteration - repetition of ‘M’ in stanza 1 Cliché - “Life’s tough” Jarring vocabulary - “He looked magnificent” Striking images - “Mucky ghost” Use of enjambment - to mimic speech? Occasional pentameter - “He didn’t look the same…” 3 minutes
  7. 7. In this lesson we will… <ul><li>Explore Stealing by </li></ul><ul><li>Carol Ann Duffy </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the effect of conversational monologues </li></ul><ul><li>Examine the poetic devices used </li></ul><ul><li>Link the poem with Duffy’s other work </li></ul>
  8. 8. Homework In the exam you will be asked to… Write a detailed essay plan of the features you would discuss when looking at ‘Education for Leisure,’ ‘Stealing’ and any other Duffy poem you’re familiar with.

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