English Culture Poems- helpful table to fill!

This is a table that we use to fill out in class to help us compare all the poems. Recommended for those taking cluster 2 on the AQA board. I have started off by filling out tables for some of the poems from cluster 2 but I have left the last table empty for you guys to complete as you wish. Also, find some tips at the bottom to help you with filling out the table.

Hope it helps!

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Poem: Search for my Evidence Analysis

Form To engage the reader and
make them attempt to read
1. Including Gujurati and it.
putting phonetic spelling of it Also shows that the writer is
underneath proud of their own language.

2. Written in 1 person "I though I spit…

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using your birth language. Also, that it can be quite upsetting, as it may feel like you are
losing your true identity.

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Poem "unrelated Evidence Analysis


1. Written in Glaswegian To strengthen his argument
dialect readers are more likely to believe
someone who speaks received
pronunciation, than someone with
a strong accent.

2. A news reader persona To enforce the message that
people will only believe people
who have RP…

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The poem has a humorous `Belt up' Leonard uses humour to make
tone. serious criticisms


There is almost no To help the reader understand
punctuation. the pace of a Glaswegian accent.

There are lots of slang and 'scruff, belt up'
colloquial words Tells us more about this
persona's identity…

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Poem Half Caste Evidence Analysis


1. Written in NonStandard "Explain yuself" The poet is proud of his own
English. In a Caribbean voice.
'picasso' 'tchaikovsky' The poet wants us to read it
2. He doesn't use freely without stopping.
punctuation or capital letters Adds to the conversational

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1. He wants to be "Explain yuself wha yu mean Demands that readers change
considered a whole human when yu say half caste" their attitudes.
being not just half

Emotions (similar to tone)

1. Sarcasm ­ the poem is `Excuse me standing on one Said in an aggressive tone

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Poem Love after Love Evidence Analysis


1. written in the second "you will" the poet addresses the
person reader directly

2. The verse form is irregular


1. Rediscover who you are "you will greet yourself The poet asks encourages
arriving" the reader to rediscover their
forgotten selves that…

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Sense of relish Change from "eat" to "feast" Rediscovery of self is life
changing and causes
happiness and self worth.

What should be learned from the poem:

This poem is an expression of loss of love and recovery. Walcott expresses his belief that
people look for affection outside of themselves…

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What should be learned from the poem?


1. Tone is the overall tone of the SPEAKER joyful/ bitter/
mocking/ happy /sad/ angry/ indifferent/ afraid

2. Form Look for:
Use of dialect/ Nonstandard English shows how well we…

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4. Language
Refrain when lines are repeated (adds emphasis and usually
highlights when the refrain changes for a particular purpose.)
Metaphor you MUST explain what it is a METAPHOR for
Personification (making something sound like a PERSON ( if the
poet makes it sound like an animal…


Paul Dutton


Quite a detailed set of notes with room for the student to include their own thoughts on each poem.

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