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Havisham

Havisham

  

by Carol Ann Duffy

Havisham: Miss H should have played "What is Love" to her Fiancé Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Havisham? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. According to Miss H, what is love?


Baby don't hurt me (no more)
The most beautiful thing about life
A crime
Just hate, hidden behind a veil
Q. What does the last line do to readers?


It makes us pity Miss H
It makes us mad at Miss H
It makes us cry
It makes us want to be Miss H
Q. Why is it "b-b-b-breaks" and not "breaks"?


Because Miss H has a stutter
Because everything is breaking, even the word itself
Because Miss H's hand grew shaky
Because this poem is a rap
Q. Who does Miss H want to go on a "long slow honeymoon" with?


Her ex
Herself
A few cats
A male corpse
Q. What kind of poem is "Havisham"?


An ode
A haiku
A dramatic monologue
A sonnet
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