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Havisham

Havisham

by Carol Ann Duffy

Love Quotes

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Quote #4

Give me a male corpse for a long slow honeymoon. (15)

Honeymoons are supposed to be joyous times for couples. This imagined honeymoon, in contrast, makes us cringe.

Quote #5

Don't think it's only the heart that b-b-b-breaks. (16)

Miss Havisham breaks down at the end of the poem. She admits that it's not only her heart that's been broken by her fiancé. Her body is also worn down, and her life is destroyed by her lost love.

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