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    hi, i've just got out of my exam and was just wondering how everyone thought they had done. I did Volpone and Blake. What question did everyone choose for Blake? I did the religion one but now am abit scared that i've done it wrong I think i have used the wrong poems and maybe waffled abit too much. What poems would you say were appropriate for the religion question? I used tyger but i didnt go into too much detail as I ran out of time...I also looked at both Holy Thursday's, London and the Chimney sweeper. I kind of went off on one about children, charity, church and establishment...maybe drifted off the point! now i'm scared argh!
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    hi i did the balke religion question, and waffled alot at the beginning, it was a pain really because all the good religious poems and good in the context of his critcism of the church, not his own beliefs.... so i think i kind of criticised the church a little too much in mine

    but i wrote about his divine human thing = 'The Divine Image' and 'The Lamb'
    and i mentioned him disliking mystery= 'A Little Boy Lost'
    then i ranted about bad church = 'Garden of Love' but i think i lost focus here
    and erm i mentioned swendenborg oh and i wrote about how he believed people who born innocent and then corrupted and used ' Infant Joy' for that.

    i also put random snippets of other poems quotes in, but limited this because i thought they might not like that! i was really peeved with the fact we were limited though, because a big thing of blake is contrast and you cant really show alot of contrast with just 5 poems lol.

    Ah well it could have been worse
    and the Othello questions were lovely would have done them both Did the willow scene one though as i knew lots about that, but i dont think i portrayed my knowledge very well, never do in exams! we can see
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    I criticised the church too much! I really didnt want a question on religion lol but nevermind it's all over now.
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    well i saw the religion question and i was like welll.... its ok..... i could do it but dont really want to,

    then i saw the romantic question and i was like.. RELIGION! Lmao
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    haha same here! i would of loved a question on pain and suffering hehe but it wasn't meant to be
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    I did the religion question, I think I focused too much on him being angry with established christianity for different reasons, rather than focusing on his own beliefs. grrrr!
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    I did the religion question too, i used holy thursday and little boy lost & found to talk about blakes criticisms of the established church and his personal beliefs about God and the value of children/innocence. I also did malfi and don't think that went too well, not enough quotes to back up my points so it sounded a bit like waffle
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    well i guess they cant really ask a question about religion and not expect to be bombarded with his critcisms of the Church lol, i think i tried to tie it all in in a feeble kind of way by saying 'blakes criticisms of the Church show the extent to which his own beliefs differed from convetional ones' or something like that.
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    i did othello and keats, and the questions were simply fantastic!
    the question on escaping from the harsh realitys of life, is really similar to the one that i praticed on about escaping the vulgar material world a few years back. the questions were really good for othello too! anyone else think so?
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    (Original post by rachplatt)
    I did the religion question, I think I focused too much on him being angry with established christianity for different reasons, rather than focusing on his own beliefs. grrrr!
    Aw, I did the exact opposite! I said too much about his own personal religion and not enough about the evangelicals and so on :eek:
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    I loved that exam. The question about Othello was perfect as he was the only character I knew really well, and 4 of the 5 poems I had learned (Lamb, Tyger, Holy Thursday x 2) were about religion, and also included Garden of Love. I am happy.
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    I think it went really well. Wrote about sex and violence in the Duchess of Malfi - perfect question! - and then Romanticism in Blake. I was torn between the two Blake questions, because I would have liked to have written about BLake's religious ideas, but didn't like the idea of being limited to only five poems.
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    I did Othello, For which I did the question on him as a victim or tragic hero and Wordsworth, for which I did the question on childhood. I found it really difficult, I think I waffled too much and didn't mention Language enough for Wordsworth. Othello wasn't too bad, but im not sure how i've done, although I don't think as well as I would have liked to or needed too
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    gosh am i the only one that did blake the romantic
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    i thought it went pretty well. i did the religion one for blake as i didn't know any other romantic poets to talk about it convincingly. i flukely had done the exact same essay as one of my practice ones so i was happy, although i did feel restricted by the 5 poem limitation (i sneaked in 1 or 2 extra quotes for comparison but they weren't my main focus so i hope it's ok!)

    I also did Merchant of Venice and i did the comedy or tragedy question which was also perfect as i had done it before as well! i may have waffled a little though and i'm not sure i presented a strong enough argument but in general pretty alright!
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    I thought is was ok. I did Blake and Othello and i think the practice exam papers we've done were way harder.
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    apparently you are thez.... and your hand motions to tell me the answers the question were atrocious!!! how did textiles go matey...?
    romanticism question...your mad
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    how much did you guys write? I wrote 3 and a bit sides for each question and i think it might not have been enough?
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    hey lizzy, i happened to think the romantic question was way either, plus i was neither restristed to 5 poems and could not go of track.


    ahhh i tell you my hnd now hurts... i tell ya a three hour paper is so not fun, especially when your in a hot room.

    ps. i saw mis mandler after school (since i finished around 4) as we thought she loved the question. Othello the tragic hero!!
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    The Othello question was great, the Keats question was also good, but I'm sure I'd have done much better if I'd have had time to revise. Meh, nemind anyway - I was surprised how much I could write.
 
 
 
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