This is one of my favourites from our dear Anthea - it has a real 'human' voice and you can really understand how the speaker feels through their own "diatribe" against their cheating lover. What is interesting is the lack of control created by the enjambment (implying rage and a spilling over of emotions) which is countered by the planned rhyme scheme, suggesting that perhaps this 'rant' has been stewed over for a good while. So...
1) Is she really detached and in control or is she in a bit too deep? YOU DECIDE! Tell me what you think and why.
2) What is the effect of repetition in this poem? Pick out more than one example.
3) Pick out three emotions shown through the use of enjambement - which quotes show these emotions?
4) What is the effect of punctuation in this poem? Pick three examples and explain.
5) How does the writer use language to show the speaker's feelings? Give examples from the poem in your response.
As always, pick one question and answer it in the comments box below!