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    Why has Duffy used an 'onion' in her poem 'valentine' ?
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    Why has Duffy used an 'onion' in her poem 'valentine' ?
    I'll take a stab at the dark and say it's for sarcastic reasons - as who would want an onion on valentine's day? They're ugly to look at, when you cut them, they make you cry. Whereas you'd want a heart for valentine's day because it's romantic, symbolic of love and etc.

    However, I haven't read the poem but I assume that's why amongst other interpretations of course.
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