In concerns to how exactly we READ Duff’y writing, I believe that (according to the article) you have to understand and have sufficient knowledge of the ideas and references she makes in her writing but more importantly you have to be able to connect all the aspects of her writing, from the stylistic uses of language to her experiences written in retrospective to the concepts and idea behind all of her work. In oder to be able to extract all that is good in her writing, fitting all the pieces together and having different points of perspectives is key to not only reading her writing (the way in tended) but also enjoying and cultivating from her work.
Besides her personal experiences as a child, growing into an adult and then becoming a mother, I feel Duffy uses her thoughts (or perspective) on the world to write about an address the situations in this world.
The article mentions her reoccurring theme of love and femininity. She also seems to write quite a lot on human life (childhood to adulthood and more). Another set of themes she could be talking about empathy and and reversion of stereotypes.
In the passage ‘The public and the private’ it analyses Carol Ann Duffy and her style of writing. Something things that stood out to me was how the article mentions she writes in a chronological order in terms of age. She starts at childhood, he speech sounding childish and immature, and as you continue to read her literature matures in language. Additionally, once hitting that stage of adulthood, she allows many things to happen. Whether that be a reflection of the character in a sense of failure or success or nostalgia or just the acknowledgement of complete transformation. Going further, Duffy writes her personifications in a way that later she revels the secrets that are used to make up their characters. She creates a way where she uses the voice of the persona and her voice in such a complex way that it is hard to determine who’s voice is who’s.
Something else that stood out to me was all the different types of craft, all the different considerations, she uses when she writes. Writing mostly in monologue she uses the conscience of her characters, portraying ideas and thoughts in the form of internal monologues or uses that of an audience not for the purpose of being a participant but to be a symbol or device instead. She uses accounts of her own experience and writes in retrospective addressing modern issues.