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notes on aqa anthology poems from different cultures cluster 1
Any advice on how to achieve an A or A* need to boost my grade. Any techniques? or quality notes?
please get back to me ASAP .Thanks
First of all, no onne can do it for you :) Try summeraising the notes you ahve already got into conscise easy to remember points. Fit them onto post it notes and then learnt them. Good luck.
To get A/A* there's a really good structure worksheet on here, that tells you how to structure your anmswer in paper 2.
For ALL poems think:
Surface meaning. Theme( Implied meaning). Language ( Lexis, Imagery, Phonetics and Grammar). Structure. Cultural crosssover
I did my English Language last year and got an A* but I still have my English Lit exam to do eeek!!
Anyway the best advice for A/A* is commenting very originally i.e in Nothing 's changed could the present participles 'flaring' emphasise the perpetuation of the conflict between the blacks and whites - but remeber there is no right or wrong answer, poetry is subjective and like I said the originality will get you the marks.
It might be a good idea to use phrases like 'the use of metaphor x could suggest this meaning.. however it could suggest this
Also the examiners love it when people comment on word level i.e. the word 'flaring' suggests duh duh
A bit long but hope this helps ...:) Are you also doing your English Literature? If yes whch poems?
One thing you definitely need to remember is to talk about structure as not many people remember to talk about this and it is incredibly important.
what ever you write about make sure you explain what effect it has on the reader, like what it makes them see think or feel.