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    I really need help with revising the important bits of the novel Of Mice and Men. I have an exam in 5 days, please help and tell me what to revise and some tips.
    I also need help on understanding how to analyse poetry!
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    Of Mice and Men key points:
    -Isolation
    -Falseness of the American dream
    -Treatment of itinerant worker
    -Racism and discrimination by gender, age and academic/physical ability

    What poetry cluster are you studying?
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    (Original post by Krooka)
    Of Mice and Men key points:
    -Isolation
    -Falseness of the American dream
    -Treatment of itinerant worker
    -Racism and discrimination by gender, age and academic/physical ability

    What poetry cluster are you studying?



    Thank you!
    It's unseen poetry so I don't know, I just don't know how to properly analyse a poem??
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    Thank you!
    It's unseen poetry so I don't know, I just don't know how to properly analyse a poem??
    When analysing a poem take these things into consideration:

    Rhyming scheme,
    Metre of the poem,
    Syllables,
    Assonance.

    There are many more things you should take into consideration, such as the language used etc. What I have mentioned above, according to my teacher, should get you the highest marks? I will post the other stuff on the thread when I find my poetry analysis guide.

    Good Luck!


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    (Original post by AnahNilah)
    Thank you!
    It's unseen poetry so I don't know, I just don't know how to properly analyse a poem??

    Heya, been asked this alot recently so I hope you don't mind a copy paste of my response to the same question

    Basic check list:

    Form
    - Count how many syllables each line has.
    - What is the 'shape' of the poem?
    - Does it rhyme?
    - Do any of the above conform to a particular style?


    Content
    - Are any words repeated often?
    - Is the poem 'set' anywhere?
    - What do the last lines of the poem alone tell us?



    These are the basic questions to ask each poem. Hope this helps!
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    Heya, been asked this alot recently so I hope you don't mind a copy paste of my response to the same question

    Basic check list:

    Form
    - Count how many syllables each line has.
    - What is the 'shape' of the poem?
    - Does it rhyme?
    - Do any of the above conform to a particular style?


    Content
    - Are any words repeated often?
    - Is the poem 'set' anywhere?
    - What do the last lines of the poem alone tell us?



    These are the basic questions to ask each poem. Hope this helps!
    THANKYOU so much! This will really really help me!


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    (Original post by kingaaran)
    When analysing a poem take these things into consideration:

    Rhyming scheme,
    Metre of the poem,
    Syllables,
    Assonance.

    There are many more things you should take into consideration, such as the language used etc. What I have mentioned above, according to my teacher, should get you the highest marks? I will post the other stuff on the thread when I find my poetry analysis guide.

    Good Luck!


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    THANKYOU so much, your response will help me so much!


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