Does anybody need any help with AQA Lit ( Heaney and Clarke) and Of mice and men

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I would be happy to help anybody with Heaney and Clarke poems and Of Mice and Men!!

Posted Sun 22nd May, 2011 @ 15:15 by Miranda

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How would you structure the answer?

Answered Sun 22nd May, 2011 @ 15:19 by Rujii
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I personally find it best to first do a plan with meaning and ideas then style and structure and finally language and in the essay I comment on meaning and ideas then for language I just embed the quotes that emphasize my original point.

For A/A* comment on word and sentence level i.e. in digging the word 'squat' elicits the idea that this is Heaney 's vocation, there is strength in this.

Answered Sun 22nd May, 2011 @ 15:36 by Miranda
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THANKS! :)

Answered Sun 22nd May, 2011 @ 15:38 by Rujii
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You are really welcome :)!!

Answered Sun 22nd May, 2011 @ 15:41 by Miranda
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what do u think is the best question to do in the poetry section of lit, the two part one where u compare two in each or the one question, in which u compare four poems... really stressin me out LOL :LLL

Answered Sun 22nd May, 2011 @ 16:38 by Shannon D
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Personally it depends on the context of the actual question - so I pick the one which I can do the best!

My Lit teacher is also an AQA examiner so she said even if you get the compare four poems - you are allowed to split it into comparing two poems at a time - I find this much easier!!

Answered Sun 22nd May, 2011 @ 17:38 by Miranda
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How would you talk about nature in poems (heaney/clare/poetry bank) and in of mice and men?

How is it presented/what effect does it give?! Please reply! Thanks!

Answered Mon 23rd May, 2011 @ 13:53 by MPR
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Sorry it's a bit late but anyway

In of mice and men ( in a nutshell) first chapter he uses pathetic fallacy - shows balance of nature and when George and Lennie get to the brush the atmosphere becomes negative ( notice how the light only appears in interludes) and how the 'rabbits skitter away'. Likewise, you could argue that Lennie is only safe when he is around nature and when he leaves the brush ( where nature is prevalent) he is a danger to himself and others - hence the reason George keeps reminding him to go back to the brush 'jus in case'

You could talk about the heron and the water snake being killed - foreshadowing death of curley 's wife

Cyclical narrative - when Lennie dies he returns to the brush - inevitability of his death - vicious cycle

Finally bestial imagery - you could argue that's nature

For Poetry I will assume you are doing Heaney/Clarke - again in a nutshell I think they both argue that humans are a part of nature

Heaney seems to argue that man plunders nature in blackberry picking/storm on the island/ at a potato digging

Clarke - genetic links are nature 's doing in Catrin/Mali

In A difficult birth she uses the sheep as a metaphor  for teh peace deal

Hope this helps - good luck!!

Answered Mon 23rd May, 2011 @ 21:30 by Miranda