Shaping Absence: Carol Ann Duffy's 'Rapture'

Critical Writing
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37-44 (4th ed, 2010)
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An essay on Carol Ann Duffy's poetry book Rapture (2005) and the current state of lyrical poetry, in particular British poetry, in the age of sms and electronic text. I present a critique to the recurrence of using the metaphor of ‘heart’ as being the center of human emotion, which I consider an impossible image to carry on in the era of brain research and technological human beings.

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Note: The article was firstly published online in 2007, and subsequently reprinted in Ceia, Carlos (ed.) Talent Will Rise: Essays on Contemporary English Literature (6th ed., 2013)

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