Structure for poetry comparison

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STRUCTURE FOR POETRY COMPARISON
Introduction
Rephrase the question to start introduction
Some knowledge of poems to put them into context
Mention the two poems going to be compared
Mention one similarity/difference
Language
Continue to rephrase the question; to make sure the question is being answered (link back)
Mention language used in Poem 1
Mention language used in Poem 2
Does the language create an atmosphere/ tone?
Mention the similarities/ differences in the language. Why is it the case?
Evaluate the use of language and techniques used by poet. Why is it used and affect on reader?
Structure/Form
Mention the form/ structure of Poem 1
Mention the form/ structure of Poem 2
Mention the similarities/ differences. Why is it the case?
Are form/ structure used to convey a message/ add to feel for poem?
Why it is used and how effective is it on reader etc. How use of form and structure achieves this.
Themes (Wider Issues)
Mention the themes/ wider issues of Poem 1
Mention the themes/ wider issues of Poem 2
Mention the similarities/ differences between the themes. Why is it the case? Different goals?
How ­ talk about use of
poetic devices
"Insightful..." Use your
knowledge to consider possible
reasons of the poets choice
"Close analysis of detail"
Providing short quotes from the
text that support your views
Language/structure/form
Ideas/meanings/
techniques
Talk briefly about subject
Conclusion
Personal Response: Appreciation of poet's techniques/possible overall message and or purpose
(What are the poets trying to achieve?)
Differences of messages/ goals between poems why could that be? both are about
relationships=diff
Final point related to the focus of the question
Avoids repetition
Sherifa Issifu 11.5

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