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In the poems Stealing and Mrs Tilchers Class Carol Ann Duffy tells us about life through different peoples eyes In both her poems she uses simple words and metaphors to express her views Stealing shows us how boring life could be without friends The observation here is that she motivates people against antisocial behavior In Mrs Tilchers Class Carol Ann Duffy illustrates the difference stages of life in a child Stealing is a poem in the form of a persona It depicts a lonely life without family and friends in which the thief finds different ways of stealing in order to amuse himself He states Mostly Im so bored I could eat myself He is so bored that he steals a snowman in order to make a friend He finds out that his friend has many characteristics in common to him His friend had a mind as cold as the slice of ice within my own brain The poet has a conversational tone such as asking questions We are hearing only part of the conversation The poem is set on a cold chilly night The poet is more cynical and formal when she is talking about the snowman The phrase an idle mind is a devils workshop is very applicable here since the thief has nothing to do so to keep himself busy he breaks into peoples homes He has a rather ruthless philosophy of life that better of dead than giving in not taking what you want He steals not for money but for the pleasure He tries to be part of families by collecting photographs of them this is evidence of his loneliness Carol Ann Duffy has used an irony of the thief hugging the snowman Hugging is associated with warmth here it is done to a snowman which would obviously be cold There is another
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