After studying the poem, answer one of the following questions, leaving a comment at the bottom of this post.
- What do you think the relationship is like between the speaker and their 'Valentine' and why do you think this?
- Why does the speaker deliberately mention the traditional Valentines gift that the listener will not be receiving?
- Do you think the poem ends on a positive or negative note, and why do you think this?
- Where can we see circular imagery in the poem and why does the writer do this?
Remember, if you are wanting to do English Literature at A-Level, engaging in a debate with other students is essential. So go on, argue away!