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    (Original post by Ruthie2267)
    I'll probably take you up on that! AAB is my least favourite text out of the three. Idk about you but I find it so boring ._.
    It is! not a lot to analysis
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    (Original post by Ruthie2267)
    I barely wrote anything for the devices used, which is sure to bring my grade down
    it's so easy to think of ideas after you're out of the exam >.<

    Who else is doing An Inspector Calls/About A Boy on Friday?
    I am. I don't know about you but AAB is absolute **** to write about
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    The first poem was based on drugs and prostitution... completely missed the point! Couldn't have gone any worse.
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    (Original post by ladyrailly)
    Guess who thought Candy would come up!!!!! I actually think I did a bit of a happy dance in my chair when I saw it. Did around 8 points for that.

    Extract question was awful but I remembered to put where it was from & probably got about 7 or 8/9 points that I did. Did about two sides.

    Poetry wasn't too difficult but it wasn't easy. I'd say it was a nice challenge & I wrote about three sides for it. What did you guys put for the structure? I couldn't find one for the first poem but the second I thought was partly trochaic trimeter... :s
    i put the second one was all one stanza which could represent the power nature has
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    Poetry was easy. Candy was a decent question. A/A* for me Who else is doing A view from the bridge/A christmas carol on friday?
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    I don't think there is a definitive right and wrong answer for the poetry. We are asked to write how the poem affects us, and if we see it to be about prostitution then that is your view. My view of it was that it was about people being too caught up in their lives to worry about things happening in nature. I don't think they can mark you down for how you interpreted it.
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    The poetry part was definitely not my strong point. The Miss Maudie extract was easy - almost too easy and I choose Aunt Alexandra for my essay question, using 10+ quotes. Just hope it was enough for my A*!
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    (Original post by manningA15)
    I am. I don't know about you but AAB is absolute **** to write about
    Yup. I think that's the general view of us who are doing About A Boy tbh (I say that - it's only you and 10studentlife I've talked to who are doing it, so maybe we're the odd ones out. Somehow I doubt it though)

    I also find the plot really, really boring D:
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    (Original post by georginah2)
    The first poem was based on drugs and prostitution... completely missed the point! Couldn't have gone any worse.
    dont stress too much about it, you can write anything as long as you back it up
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    not looking forward to othello and never let me go on friday
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    (Original post by TarotOfMagic)
    After leaving the exam, my friend and I analysed the poem on his phone and we kinda thought about how the lilacs were probably a portrayal of female prostitution. Think about it, the cracked, isolated alleyways. The men on the phones and also the flesh and cash? Which probably links to human trafficking and how female 'flesh' is bought with cash. In addition, it mentioned that love is not a distinction for the lilacs. I just wish I wrote this in my exam. My exam went so terrible.
    Yeah I can see why people interpreted it as this, but the examiner put this poem is about nature and the invasion of mankind. What does that have to do with prostitution?
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    (Original post by _Charlotte15)
    Yeah I can see why people interpreted it as this, but the examiner put this poem is about nature and the invasion of mankind. What does that have to do with prostitution?
    Exactly what I thought. But I guess it could be associated with how its because of these "evil" human activities that nature is being ignored and in a away these activities are invading nature.
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    (Original post by kennethdcharles)
    Poetry was easy. Candy was a decent question. A/A* for me Who else is doing A view from the bridge/A christmas carol on friday?
    Doing AVFTB
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    (Original post by franm1)
    i put the second one was all one stanza which could represent the power nature has
    Ahh that's good! I put for the first that because the poem was broken up into stanzas & the second was all one stanza, that represented how the city was easily broken up yet the farm itself didn't quite get broken up as much
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    (Original post by georginah2)
    The first poem was based on drugs and prostitution... completely missed the point! Couldn't have gone any worse.
    Same I missed that too.
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    (Original post by ladyrailly)
    Ahh that's good! I put for the first that because the poem was broken up into stanzas & the second was all one stanza, that represented how the city was easily broken up yet the farm itself didn't quite get broken up as much
    thats a good point. do you think you did well overall?
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    (Original post by Jayzaa)
    I don't think there is a definitive right and wrong answer for the poetry. We are asked to write how the poem affects us, and if we see it to be about prostitution then that is your view. My view of it was that it was about people being too caught up in their lives to worry about things happening in nature. I don't think they can mark you down for how you interpreted it.
    I literally wrote about the same thing, I thought the poems where talking about how technology/modern life has ruined our society thus we take things such as the beauty of nature for granted.
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    (Original post by littleheron)
    How did you manage to get so many points down? Do you think you could give me an example?

    I only used 4 quotations but made the points in detail. There was more to say but I didn't have the time.
    When I have to constantly look at the paper (e.g for the extract question) I end up getting easily distracted & this caused me to spend about 30 minutes on it instead of the planned 20 But when I'm completely focusing on the answer, and I have all the quotes in my head, I can write really quickly. That's partly the reason why & partly because I already had about 6 main points along with quotes and analysis in my head that I could write about (that I posted here last night). One of the points I broke into two sections, and one I thought up off the top of my head whilst writing about another, so I wrote about that too

    I can't remember what I wrote about for all of them (and I used better structure in my actual paragraphs ), but for the one I split up, the basic thing was:

    1) Candy overhears Lennie and George and their plan to get a ranch, and he says he'd contribute "three hundred and fifty bucks" (couldn't remember all of the quote so I embedded!). This was quite a lot of money in 1930s America which shows that not only did he have an American Dream of his own - which is likely why he was saving up so much - but that he was so desperate to achieve it that he would contribute all of his money towards achieving it along with two people that he had only just met.

    2) His dislike for Curley's wife is also shown (my first paragraph was about calling her a tart) later in the novel when he's in Crooks' (**** I forgot to put the apostrophe after the s) room along with her and Lennie, where Candy "had control of himself. He was the master of the situation. "We know what we got, and we don't care whether you know it or not." On 1930s American ranches there were usually hierarchies, and although Curley's wife is a woman, because she is married to Curley and Candy is disabled she is higher up than him in the hierarchy. Here it is showing that Candy wants the American Dream so much that he is defending it in front of a person higher up in the hierarchy that he would not usually dare to speak to. This suggests the desperation that people had in 1930s America for the American Dream. Additionally, the use of the word "we" includes not only him but Lennie and George (something about how that makes Candy think that achieving the American Dream is more likely because more people were included).
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    (Original post by TarotOfMagic)
    After leaving the exam, my friend and I analysed the poem on his phone and we kinda thought about how the lilacs were probably a portrayal of female prostitution. Think about it, the cracked, isolated alleyways. The men on the phones and also the flesh and cash? Which probably links to human trafficking and how female 'flesh' is bought with cash. In addition, it mentioned that love is not a distinction for the lilacs. I just wish I wrote this in my exam. My exam went so terrible.
    **** **** ****. How the **** could we get prostitution from bloody flowers? I hate WJEC with all my black ****ing heart. I can wave goodbye to a decent literature grade. ****
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    (Original post by Ruthie2267)
    Yup. I think that's the general view of us who are doing About A Boy tbh (I say that - it's only you and 10studentlife I've talked to who are doing it, so maybe we're the odd ones out. Somehow I doubt it though)

    I also find the plot really, really boring D:
    I'm also doing About a Boy and An Inspector Calls and I completely agree. Not only is About a Boy boring to read but it's so difficult to write about; I feel like all I'm doing when writing an AAB essay is commenting on how Marcus has autism! But I like An Inspector Calls; I think the plot is great and it's pretty easy to write about.

    So feel free to message me about them too!
 
 
 
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