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    Has anyone got any creative interpretations for 'The River God' 'Les Grands Seigneurs' and 'Case History:Alison (head injury)'?
    i would REALLY appreciate it!
    And for the actual essay, do we have to continuously compare the two poems throughout the essay, or do we do it in chunks, if you know what i mean?
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    (Original post by Jess_Hills)
    how can you make that assumption when you haven't seen the paper?
    all the other poems have already come up and In Paris With You, Brothers and Sister Maude are only for the foundation paper.
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    (Original post by shu003)
    FOR ALL THOSE DOING THE RELATIONSHIPS CLUSTER:

    The four poems that haven't yet come up are Sonnet 116, Ghazal, Born Yesterday and Coy Mistress. I believe the most likely ones to come up are going to be Sonnet 116 and Born Yesterday. When comparing the poetry you need to cross reference between the two poems. I would recommend using the "peals" technique

    P: Point
    E: Evidence
    A: Analyse
    L: Link to SMILE
    S: switch

    So basically every other paragraph you alternate poems. Do 3 similarities and 3 differences for the 2 poems and use PEALS on each paragraph to answer. So in a paragraph you would state a point (eg: Sonnet 116 uses the theme of time to express love blah blah) use evidence by stating a short quote, analyse it(state what effect it has on the reader and basically how it makes the poetry work) Link to either structure, meaning etc (so "this is further supported by the structure of the poem") and switch by going on to the next paragraph and writing about a similarity or difference (similarly Coy Mistress also utilizes the theme of time to express desire.) Do 5 minutes planning for section A and then 6 minutes on each paragraph.

    Links I would suggest would be Sonnet 116 and Hour, Coy Mistress and either Ghazak or In Paris With You, Born Yesterday and Nettles or Hour and Ghazal and Coy Mistress. I worked this out from a combination of my teacher, finding techniques on YouTube and doing some maths and common sense/looking at potential links myself haha. As far as unseen goes just read the poem twice and then analyse the structure, meaning, imagery, language and effect on the reader

    Good luck everyone!
    Hey thanks for that - really useful!
    However , do you have any idea which structure to use for the unseen poetry section?
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    What were you meant to write for question 21:

    About the ending of An Inspector Calls, and how does the way Priestley writes this affects your views.
    Please, please, please give me your views
    Thanks
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    Can someone give me a possible question for Out of the Blue to answer
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    (Original post by randlemcmurphy)
    What were you meant to write for question 21:

    About the ending of An Inspector Calls, and how does the way Priestley writes this affects your views.
    Please, please, please give me your views
    Thanks
    I did this question it was like the curtain falling shows that either this could be left as a cliff hanger and could be postivie and that they will change or it could be negative as would suggest like a guilting it will cut off the heads of the birling a which resulted in the Second World War before of their violence and capitalist isn

    The sharp could suggest the inspector being hard and also Interputed so like the inspector before will be more powerful than the birling a and will have no escape from responsibility also said that the Inspector cuts off which shows the birlings have lost now and that the inspector dodnt want to hear anything which could be used to bribe him as it shows power in society doesn't let u get away with moral responsibility

    I also said about guilty that they still hadn't changed and stuff like they were worried all there stuff would be taken from them and then Sheila and Eric hasn't changed completely and needed to as there children would be post war and is the reason why today in 2913 there is no war as these children have learnt which shows the inspectors lesson was learnt

    Also said that the inspector could be a ghost suggested in his surname google which is unpleasant and that he killed a girl to try and chnage the life's of the birlings to prevent any more Eva an. John smiths being killed

    And that the first inspector was pay back for the First World War and the second is for the Second World War



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    yup... to his coy mistress, and sonnet 116 are most likely to appear
    most people are predicting ghazal
    it just depends
    anybody got a clue on what the question will be like??
    on language, strong feelings or any other theme
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    mr bruff is a good online utube poetry teacher
    im not sure on wether he does all the clusters, however, his analysis is A/ A*
    im doing the relationships cluster
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    (Original post by ThatGirlx)
    Hey thanks for that - really useful!
    However , do you have any idea which structure to use for the unseen poetry section?
    I would use a technique called SMILE.

    S: Structure (change of idea in each stanza to indicate a joyful pace etc)
    M: Meaning (what the poet is intending and why they employ the structure or other techniques
    I: Imagery (like nature to represent timelessness)
    L: Language (Poet uses agressive language to indicate _)
    E: Effect on reader (explain how it makes the reader respond)
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    (Original post by button.)
    I don't think the question specifically said the naval officer, but it asked about the end of the novel, so writing about the naval officer was fine yeah, I'm going the fact that not many people did it will be to my advantage as well - it's easier for your answer to seem original!
    That sounds really good what you have written, mine was really different to that but hopefully still alright - I think the question was quite open and could have been taken in a number of different ways.
    Oh right cool! yeah yours sounds good!
    what poetry cluster are you doing thursday, if you are doing one?
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    Cluld someone please provide me to some revision notes / videos to conflict??

    Thanks
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    (Original post by jack97)
    Cluld someone please provide me to some revision notes / videos to conflict??

    Thanks
    someone gave out this link, forgot who.. http://freeeschool.blogspot.com.au/ but its really helpful.
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    (Original post by SS_Ldn)
    Well All the other named poems have come up apart from Portrait of a Deaf Man, Casehistory, River God and LGS so it will proably I'm guessing be one of these at least I think
    Yup, even though they're my least favourite poems because our class didn't go into much detail on these
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    (Original post by fs1996)
    Oh right cool! yeah yours sounds good!
    what poetry cluster are you doing thursday, if you are doing one?
    Yeah, hopefully it will be okay:/ I'm doing the relationships cluster, you?
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    (Original post by jack97)
    Cluld someone please provide me to some revision notes / videos to conflict??

    Thanks
    there is a reviosn guide and links to several videos on my post here : http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...0#post42718490

    we are talking about what may come up in conflict
    i think it will be OOTB and Hawk roosting
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    Does anyone have an unannotated online copy of the Relationships cluster?
    Thanks
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    anyone else doing pride and prejudice, any predictions?
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    (Original post by ThatGirlx)
    Does anyone have an unannotated online copy of the Relationships cluster?
    Thanks
    look on bitesize

    they have it there i think
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    (Original post by ryanb97)
    look on bitesize

    they have it there i think
    Thanks - Good luck for tomorrow
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    Does anyone have sample responses for the poetry cluster?
 
 
 
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