(Original post by HeidiLouiseJ)
I did Tennyson poetry, which I hate, but I needed Browning to do section B
'Godiva', wrote about
May have threw some sibilance in there, linked it all in with layers of meaning, the poet's intention, reader's response and implication.
Sounded like a history essay, haha. I did 'Tithonus', 'Ulysses' and 'Mariana'. I wanted to do 'The Lady of Shalott' too but decided against it.
-I wrote about how Tennyson was a family man but had an admirable love for his friend who passed the same year he wrote the poem 'Tithonus', and his inability to cope produced two poetry books in honor of his friend, then added what that could imply in the sense of immortality.
-I wrote about patriarchy, and how women were gaining strength due to being left alone for long periods of time (like 'Mariana' and 'Ulysses' when wanting to leave his wife), because of the female leader and because of the suffragettes etc. and linked it back to the question.
-I wrote about a 19th century perspective and a 21st century perspective, male vs. female.
-How using the idea of Greek Gods was due to Tennyson needing moral security and how the Gods were undeniable and known for their greatness in contrast to the Christian God in the Victorian era.
-Also how 'Mariana' contrasts 'Ulysses' and 'Tithonus', not just because she's a woman, but it's English Folklore, and Tennyson's obsession with fairy tales. (Which I would have linked into Spencerian writings such as 'faery tale' and 'The Lady of Shalott', but had no time so I finished quick)
Then linked them all back to the question
I spoke about 'The Kite Runner', 'The Great Gatsby', 'My Last Duchess', 'The Pied Piper' and 'Fra Lippo Lippi', I chose the one about significance of speech. I included:
-Iambic pentameter being the narrative device closely mimicking speech.
-Italic fragments in poetry implying speech
& then linked them all to characterisation, theme, the poet's intention, reader's response & irony.
Not gonna lie, I kicked that exam's ass.