How do you compare 4 poems in AQA GCSE English literature A?

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Im doing Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Armitage and pre-1914

Posted Mon 23rd May, 2011 @ 17:03 by Jim Hanson
Edited by Jim Hanson on Mon 23rd May, 2011 @ 17:03

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You should write about one poem , then write about the second (comparing to poem one) , then write about the third poem (comparing to 1 and 2) and then write about the last (comparing to the other three). As long as you are comparing all four poems and answering the question it doesn't matter how you do it !!!

Answered Mon 23rd May, 2011 @ 17:20 by Lauren
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you will get told the topic you need to answer on and possibly one duffy/armitage poem and one pre 1914 poem and you pick the others.

you can compare duffy and armitage and do the same for the pre 1914 poems, BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO ANSWER EQUALLY ON ALL THE POEMS, JUST MAKE SURE YOU MENTION ALL FOUR!

Answered Mon 23rd May, 2011 @ 17:21 by ICTmaniac
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You're only guaranteed a C if you answer anything but four poems. Use SLICE.

Structure- how the poem is laid out and what could it represent

Language- Describe what language is used and why

Imagery- What images and pictures are conjured up in the poems

Context- What the poem is about

Exploration- Go into detail with quotes, this will get you high grades.

But if you use these, make sure it is relevant to the question. Use quotes that are actually going to support the question or theme.

Good luck!

Answered Mon 23rd May, 2011 @ 19:40 by Aeron Brown
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kk thanks, but do you know if i have to use structure, themes, language etc?

Answered Mon 23rd May, 2011 @ 17:51 by Jim Hanson
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Choose the two poems that you are best at and have a similar theme to go into full detail on. You should compare as many features as possible like structure colour imagery etc. and then go into less detail with the other two by just dropping them in to compare to your main poems. Make sure you structure your essay properly (:

Answered Mon 23rd May, 2011 @ 18:30 by Charlotte