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poetry anthology

will you get marks for talking about the title of the poems in the poetry anthology question?
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It depends on how you analyse it. Take 'My Last Duchess' for example - 'my' is a possessive pronoun implying the 'duchess' is an object that belongs to him. 'Last' has two meanings: 'last' meaning final or meaning previous like the wives are on a conveyor belt.

But take a different poem - 'London' - it is the title of the place, but doesn't convey anything about the speaker.

I think it can make a fantastic point if is done well, but shouldn't used as a substitute for quotes.
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