Head of English – The unpassionate appreciation of literature is explicit in this poem with Duffy’s use of an apathetic tone and caesuras.
Words of Absolution– Duffy uses biblical allusions and rhetoric questions to expose the demonizarion of one’s sexuality.
Debt – Visual imagery and symbolism to display the excessive desire for material wealth.
The Dolphins – Duffy incorporates strictly structured sestets and metaphors to exemplify the abuse of animals for human entertainment.
Recognition – Tactical imagery and visual imagery in this poem show the message of the inevitable regret with an unappreciative view on life.