- Poetry Comparison
- Rhyming scheme eg ABBAB or couplets
- How many stanzas?
- Stanza structure eg free verse, QUATRAINS (4 lines per stanza)
- Language Devices
- Metaphors, similes, personifying?
- Any repetition or semantic/lexical fields (group of words with same meaning)
- Has anything been exaggerated for dramatic effect - HYPERBOLE
- Language on a word or sentence level - eg adverb, adjectives or verbs etc
- Reader Response
- What is YOUR opinion on the poem and how did it effect you?
- Even if you don’t like the poem, try to pick out a theme and how it effected your view eg dark theme makes it morbid
- Even the stanza structure could affect your view and how it reflects the actual theme
- This can always be linked to reader response - a certain type of may imagery could either disgust you or make you more interested
- Popular types of imagery include love, religion, dark and morbid imagery or simply apathy (an uninteresting theme such as Neutral Tones by Thomas Hardy
- Imagery could be shown through metaphors within nature etc or even characters themselves. If a person is evil, this would certainly affect the poem overall
- Exactly the same as theme. This is the easiest point to make and could only be a couple of lines.
- Include these 5 topics, one for each stanza so 5 paragraphs in a comparative essay
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