Literature Quiz / The World's Wife by Carol Ann Duffy

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Can you name the poems in The World's Wife by Carol Ann Duffy?

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Opening linePoem
After I learned to transubstantiate
There are the twins
At childhood's end
In the convent, y'all
At first, I looked along the road
Where I lived - Winter and hard earth.
A suspicion, a doubt, a jealousy
The Devil was one of the men at work,
7 April 1852.
I had grieved.
It was late September.
I shrank myself
By Christ, he could bore for Purgatory.
I remember peeping in at his skyscraper room
The bed we loved in was a spinning world
Opening linePoem
I’d loved them fervently since childhood.
I’m fond, nereids and nymphs,
Cold, I was, like snow, like ivory.
Firstly, his hands - a woman's.
That’s him pushing the stone up the hill, the jerk.
All I know is this:
These myths going round, these legends, fairytales,
First things first. I married Faust.
Ice in the trees.
Girls, I was dead and down
I'd done it before
Ladies, for argument's sake,
Teach me, he said
I'm not the first or the last
I sank like a stone

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