AQA POETRY EXAM?> REVISION TIPS?

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HAVING trouble revising for this.......any tips,and essay writing tips (especially witht he compare questions )

Posted Fri 18th May, 2012 @ 11:01 by anonymous

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Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 09:58 by Lamise Hassan
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i did this last year and got a B. i found it so hard, but did not do sufficient revision, i suggest that you match up the poems before you go into the exam, as the question is usually: use poem 1 and another poem of your choice to explain confict. or to a similar set up. so it would be really handy if you matched up the poems as  i chose the wrong poem to match it with. get reaallly familiar with the annotations of the poem. and for the unseen section do not be too precise, dont annalyse every word, you need to focus on things such as the message of the poem and how it is interprated, ovbvisouly use quotes and poetic devices but also look at the poem on a whole. all in all structure your essay. good luckk **

Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 12:02 by Meg Price
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You doing the aqa one on thrusday? so am i, basically to revise i've reannontated all the poems in my cluster, and from yesterday i'm making revision cards of some crucial points on structure/form/language. For the comparison essays, my teacher gave us a really good planning sheet to which you can sort out your ideas. I'll upload it later and also an essay I a comparison essay I wrote that my teacher marked highly :) i'll let you know when i do!

Answered Fri 18th May, 2012 @ 11:42 by Lamise Hassan
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THANKS....:)

Answered Fri 18th May, 2012 @ 12:04 by anonymous
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If you have the revision guides for it, I'd suggest doing some of the questions out of them for practice, especially unseen poetry. I've been doing loads of practice questions. Also, I presume you've learnt the HITPOEM method? If you haven't it's a list of things to look for in a poem, it's useful for the unseen poetry:

H = Historical context (if applicable)

I = Imagery

T = Techniques (Language)

P = Personal Response 

O = Organisation/structure

E = Emotions of narrator

M = Message/ hidden meanings

As long as you remember that, and have a bit of practice with the comparing and unseen poetry questions, you'll breeze the exam! I'm doing it Thursday too (: Good luck!

Answered Fri 18th May, 2012 @ 15:44 by YellowYeti
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For my revision I annotate a copy of each poem in the cluuster I'm doing (character and voice) so that when I come to that poem in the exam I can look at it and see more than just words. For comparison essays, how I structure mine is to do a paragraph on one thing used in the poem (structure/metaphors/imagery etc) then write about the same thing from another poem and perhaps sum up at the end how it's similar or different. I total I would aim to compare 3 things, so 6 paragraphs in total. Also don't forget to use comparison connectives such as, in comparison or however, these make it more obvious that you're comparing.

Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 11:35 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR