1st date- she 1st date- he - Edexcel GCSE 9-1 - poetry - relationships cluster

Poet's name
Wendy Cope
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Date the poem was written
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Key point
People aren't what they seem,,,,,,,,,, Pressure in modern society to appear a certain way
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Specific form / Type of poem
Ballad - two internal monologues
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Context (other poems)
Characteristic of other poems - similar to 'bloody men',,,,,,,, she always follows rules and conventions within her poetry
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3 Language features
Lack of figurative imagery and informal language,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Semantic field of vision,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, dramatic and situational irony
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3 form/ structure points (subject terminology)
Fixed ABCB rhyme,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 2 internal monologues,,,,,,,,,,,,, Anaphora
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Effect of lack of figurative imagery
genuine feel and sense of realism------------------- Wordsworth thought that poems should be understood by all
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Semantic field of vision Quotes
"glance" "Half-dark" "appear" "picture" "glasses"
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Effect of internal monologues
Captures awkwardness and shows a lack of communication
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Anaphora Quotes
"I said I liked"
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What to compare 'first dates' with?
'Valentine' and 'She Walks in Beauty'
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