by Carol Ann Duffy
Havisham Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
There's a lot of attention paid to the body in "Havisham," and all of the bodies in the poem are in a state of decay. Miss Havisham isn't getting any younger, obviously, and she hasn't changed her...
This poem is filled with wedding paraphernalia (accessories). Miss Havisham's aborted wedding is the focal point of her life. Even decades after her jilting, she still wanders around her decrepit h...