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    (Original post by Ava-)
    I am doing relationships cluster, and have got a lot of notes comparing ghazal with to his coy mistress; tehr eare actually a lot of points! and it kills two possible birds with one stone
    I am also trying to compare Born Yesterday/Hour, which is okay, but not extremeley compatible.

    I was wondering if you guys thought it was really risky to just revise the predicted poems e.g Born Yesterday, THCM, Ghazal and 116?
    It would be terrifying if none of them came up, but there is so little time!
    I focused wayyy too much on the stories!
    That's what I was worried about!!! I'm gonna risk it because I cba to look at the other poems these 4 are pretty guaranteed. For the modern texts I just focused on Eric for AIC hoped no one else would come up and it worked it my favour Could you give me some points for Ghazal vs. To His Coy Mistress/Born Yesterday vs. Hour that would be a great help
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    (Original post by SS_Ldn)
    But I'm sure they're all the same, all of them are highers
    oh, it's just because my teacher said they won't appear because they are F. I'l still revise them thought just in case
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    Hi, i answered the question about Eric in inspector calls, and i foolishy claimed that the inspector was used by priestley as a symbol for the world war i backed it up by showing the change of sheila and eric due to the inspector which could symbolise the change of the british mentality??

    is this is a valid intpretation???

    I used the quote in the first chapter where eric is urgeing his father to carry on his speech about war, and juxtaposed it with when mr birling is talking again in the last chapter only for Eric to interupt him contiously

    I also mentioned how Eric and Shiela intervened throughout the Inspector's interrogations, symbolism that working together is the best form of action in Priestley's eyes, especially when Eric helps Mr Birling successfully push The inspector away and onto Shiela, then as no-one helped sheila significantly she collapsed due to the inspector, i referred this to how Priestley believes that socialist movements are the best way to overcome adversity, rather than working by yourself and for yourself???

    are these valid, my teacher thinks it isnt?

    thanks
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    Hey, has anyone got any tips for unseen poetry? My teacher hasn't been here and my target grade is an A*
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    If you guys look at the unseen and think "oh shi* I don't know this"
    Then underline three phrases or words you find interesting and explain them. After explaining them you should be able to understand it better.


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    (Original post by Chitanda Eru)
    Hey, has anyone got any tips for unseen poetry? My teacher hasn't been here and my target grade is an A*
    First LOOK AT THE QUESTION. The question usually gives you a lens as to how to annotate and read the poem like 'how does the poet present attitudes to war' so you'd look out for war.

    Look at the TITLE.

    Look at the FIRST FEW LINES and the LAST FEW LINES they usually have quite a lot to talk about without trying to go mad

    Look for the CENTRAL CONTRAST i.e. Love vs. Time
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    Ok, I did considerably well in the exam (well, I thought so) but I have a problem...
    I DIDN'T WRITE THE QUESTION NUMBERS N THE COLLUMNS
    I forgot to do them because the invigilators didn't mention them and I was too eager to started and missed them...will it still get marked? Should I go see my exams officer/english teacher?
    really annoyed... Oh and I did OMAM and AIC (Eric)

    thanks
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    (Original post by iceangel8)
    First LOOK AT THE QUESTION. The question usually gives you a lens as to how to annotate and read the poem like 'how does the poet present attitudes to war' so you'd look out for war.

    Look at the TITLE.

    Look at the FIRST FEW LINES and the LAST FEW LINES they usually have quite a lot to talk about without trying to go mad

    Look for the CENTRAL CONTRAST i.e. Love vs. Time
    Thanks a lot because i had no idea where to start. I wish everyone luck on the exam on thursday!!!

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    (Original post by Bradherring)
    Ok, I did considerably well in the exam (well, I thought so) but I have a problem...
    I DIDN'T WRITE THE QUESTION NUMBERS N THE COLLUMNS
    I forgot to do them because the invigilators didn't mention them and I was too eager to started and missed them...will it still get marked? Should I go see my exams officer/english teacher?
    really annoyed... Oh and I did OMAM and AIC (Eric)

    thanks
    Aww yeah I think that's pretty crucial ... Maybe see your exams officer because your school might not have sent them yet but I'm sure plenty of people year after year forget to write them so it'll be fine.
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    (Original post by simmy123)
    Section b was of mice and men what was yours??

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    I did Of Mice and Men, too. Ran out of time though..
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    When we have to compare a poem do they have to be similar, e.g both have a victim : Out of the Blue and Come on Come back

    Or is it better to do two poems that are totally different and have no links at all?
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    does anyone know what EXACTLY the second question was for LOTF yesterday? I answered it but honestly can't remember if I read it right.. it was about Ralph weeping for end of innocence or something
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    What are people's estimates on what the question will be on the the poetry comparison PLACE cluster?
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    Hey evening guys, when you do a comparison what is the structure you normally do? I have something along the lines of: Brief Introduction, Form/Tone, Language, Structure and then a conclusion. What about you guys? What would you put in the conclusion? GREATLY APPRECIATED
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    (Original post by jack97)
    When we have to compare a poem do they have to be similar, e.g both have a victim : Out of the Blue and Come on Come back

    Or is it better to do two poems that are totally different and have no links at all?
    The poem you choose should have the same theme as stated in the question, but I think it should also be one that portrays the theme in a different way, e.g. positive instead of negative, or a poem that uses different techniques to achieve the effect
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    How many techniques are you meant to analyse for each poem in the poetry comparison? (its only 40ish minutes)

    HELP GUYS!
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    (Original post by fs1996)
    does anyone know what EXACTLY the second question was for LOTF yesterday? I answered it but honestly can't remember if I read it right.. it was about Ralph weeping for end of innocence or something
    I think it gave the quote "Ralph wept for the end of innocence", and asked how you responded to the end of the novel and what was Golding trying to portray? (Sorry that that's not the exact wording). I did this question but pretty much no one else from my school did, and I'm worried about what I wrote - I just picked out innocence, and then talked about innocence in the novel:/ what dd you write?
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    I keep saying it, but these are the poems I believe that will that will come up

    It'll be ''Etract from out the Blue'', ''The Yellow Palm'', ''Come on, Come back'' and ''Hawk Roosting'' for Conflict.

    Les Grands Seigneurs, The River God, Casehistory: Alison and On a portrait of a death man are the poems that could and I'm certain will come up for Character and Voice.
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    Hi I did the Texts today
    Romeo and Juliet
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    How does shakesphere explore love in romeo and juliet
    Plan -
    Romeo and Juliet < Relationship
    Only. / Answer question

    Of mice and men / Okay
    I linked OMAM with the great depression.
    I think i did okay
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    (Original post by Ava-)
    I am doing relationships cluster, and have got a lot of notes comparing ghazal with to his coy mistress; tehr eare actually a lot of points! and it kills two possible birds with one stone
    I am also trying to compare Born Yesterday/Hour, which is okay, but not extremeley compatible.

    I was wondering if you guys thought it was really risky to just revise the predicted poems e.g Born Yesterday, THCM, Ghazal and 116?
    It would be terrifying if none of them came up, but there is so little time!
    I focused wayyy too much on the stories!

    I'm doing that and I'm scarrrred
 
 
 
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