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    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?
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    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
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    (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!
 
 
 
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