Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hi, I'm on exam board Edexcel, was wondering if someone could give me a good structure to write an essay on the poems section, comparing two poems.
    Would it be - concise intro
    reasons for
    reasons against
    conclude?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Here is the plan I had for my poetry assignment which my tutor gave me when I had to chose two of Heaney's sonnets from clearances:


    • Briefly introduce Heaney’s approach to poetry and his attitude to Northern Ireland

    • Set poems in context (name of collection, date, purpose of sonnets, etc), then analyse the poems by commenting on:

    • Form – triplets, quatrains, sonnet?

    • Analyse language, imagery, tone and themes.

    • Work through the poems commenting on style, language, tone and themes, make contrasts and comparisons where relevant.

    • Briefly comment on any other Heaney poems that have a similar thematic concern or style.

    • Have a concluding paragraph. Remember – Critical appreciation means a detailed close analysis of a given poem/s (usually unique and unseen) and importantly make sure you refer to the question.

    Hope that helps
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by rocket0612)
    Here is the plan I had for my poetry assignment which my tutor gave me when I had to chose two of Heaney's sonnets from clearances:


    • Briefly introduce Heaney’s approach to poetry and his attitude to Northern Ireland

    • Set poems in context (name of collection, date, purpose of sonnets, etc), then analyse the poems by commenting on:

    • Form – triplets, quatrains, sonnet?

    • Analyse language, imagery, tone and themes.

    • Work through the poems commenting on style, language, tone and themes, make contrasts and comparisons where relevant.

    • Briefly comment on any other Heaney poems that have a similar thematic concern or style.

    • Have a concluding paragraph. Remember – Critical appreciation means a detailed close analysis of a given poem/s (usually unique and unseen) and importantly make sure you refer to the question.

    Hope that helps

    Thanks for the help!
 
 
 
Poll
Do you agree with the PM's proposal to cut tuition fees for some courses?
Useful resources

Make your revision easier

OMAM

Ultimate Of Mice And Men Thread

Plot, context, character analysis and everything in between.

Notes

Revision Hub

All our revision materials in one place

Love books

Common grammar and vocabulary problems

Get your questions asked and answered

Useful literary websitesStudy help rules and posting guidelines

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.