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    Why does carol Ann Duffy choose to look st characters from history,the bible and well known and popular stories ?
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    The imagery is familiar to the audience, and so the image is very clear in their head so her point is conveyed. So, for her poem Havisham, she uses Miss Havisham from Great Expectations. Calling it Havisham brings about a certain expectation in the minds of the reader, and this is confirmed in the poem itself.
 
 
 
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