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    (Original post by Procrastinator123)
    Poetry: As Alreidx said themes are really important as we get to pick the poems. So I've basically been linking poems but need a bit of help on some of them? So far:
    Old men: man and dog vs an old man's winter night.
    Trees: aspens vs Birches or possibly tree at my window (?)
    Rural encounters: the new year vs stopping by woods
    Contemplation/uncertainty: for once then something vs glory

    Let me know if you differ ^ Other than that there are poems that are just have interlinking themes or more than one can be use so I'm a bit confused for some of them? I think it'll be easier for us if we try and work together on this haha
    I linked all those poems too! Except I've decided i'll do tree at my window instead of birches because I don't like birches for some reason ha
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    (Original post by carla123)
    I linked all those poems too! Except I've decided i'll do tree at my window instead of birches because I don't like birches for some reason ha
    What methods link with aspens and tree at my window?


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    (Original post by alreidx)
    The poetry question was on "rural life" I decided to go for the wild dog rose and the barn... Not the smartest idea! You get to choose the poems you use, so I suggest you learn the themes really well, as you can't afford to be choosing the wrong poems!!
    How's revision going for Gatsby? I regret not properly revising earlier lol too many points to memorise





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    (Original post by Procrastinator123)
    What methods link with aspens and tree at my window?


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    I linked them in that both speakers sort of see themselves in the trees. Thomas says 'we cannot other than aspen be' with the pronoun sorta suggesting he is an aspen, then Frost almost sees himself in the tree when the statement is reflected, 'tree at my window, window tree.' Then I was thinking for a contrast that the aspens are like stronger, they speak their message even if men, 'need not listen.' Whereas the tree at my window is more vulnerable, 'taken.' That's all i've got really, hope its some use! Can you think of anything else?
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    (Original post by carla123)
    I linked them in that both speakers sort of see themselves in the trees. Thomas says 'we cannot other than aspen be' with the pronoun sorta suggesting he is an aspen, then Frost almost sees himself in the tree when the statement is reflected, 'tree at my window, window tree.' Then I was thinking for a contrast that the aspens are like stronger, they speak their message even if men, 'need not listen.' Whereas the tree at my window is more vulnerable, 'taken.' That's all i've got really, hope its some use! Can you think of anything else?
    That's really good! I think I'm going to do Aspens and Birches though? Idk, I hardly have any notes on 'TAMW' (eventhough I don't seem to have good notes on anything!)
    Trees would be a good theme to come up, I hope it does.
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    (Original post by Procrastinator123)
    How's revision going for Gatsby? I regret not properly revising earlier lol too many points to memorise





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    It going horrible ... I've forgotten so many things! Hoping by seeing the movie will help!! AH! FOUR DAYS TO GO!! You?


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    Hey! I'm doing Gatsby and Frost/Thomas as well! The poetry has always been a tough one for me, I'm resitting But I'm hoping contemplation comes up this year. (I use For Once, The Something and Beauty) And for Gatsby I'd love the American Dream or Novel of Manners because you can throw so many context points into both of them!
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    Lads, what sort of context you got/learning for gatsby? I am clueless.
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    i am so screwed for this exam, barely know any of the poems and for gatsby i suck at linking the context with the novel in a coherent way
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    (Original post by alreidx)
    It going horrible ... I've forgotten so many things! Hoping by seeing the movie will help!! AH! FOUR DAYS TO GO!! You?
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    (Original post by emmasuzanne)
    i am so screwed for this exam, barely know any of the poems and for gatsby i suck at linking the context with the novel in a coherent way
    Same!! I'm literally cluless

    (Original post by CaoimheBoss)
    Hey! I'm doing Gatsby and Frost/Thomas as well! The poetry has always been a tough one for me, I'm resitting But I'm hoping contemplation comes up this year. (I use For Once, The Something and Beauty) And for Gatsby I'd love the American Dream or Novel of Manners because you can throw so many context points into both of them!
    Those poems are what I hope to use too!! either that or Trees?

    (Original post by carla123)
    Lads, what sort of context you got/learning for gatsby? I am clueless.
    I only have vague ideas y'know what I mean? like I know about the American dream/frontiers and all that, bootlegging caused by alcohol prohibition, the flapper girls/new women who were breaking social norms, social class etc but I don't know anything in detail or where to bring it it


    Safe to say I'm screwed guys.
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    Plus, trying to learn a whole book for quotes is proving to be really hard.
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    I don't mind the context for Gatsby, I just find it hard to but an essay together in a good, structured way for poetry.
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    I feel a little bit better knowing that there are others sitting this exam feeling as daunted as me..
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    I cant believe there's only a few days to go, ffs.


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    What kind of questions is everyone guessing will come up?
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    (Original post by CaoimheBoss)
    What kind of questions is everyone guessing will come up?
    . Literally no idea, hopefully something doable
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    Anybody got any predictions? I'm doing Montague and Heaney poetry and The Great Gatsby. I'm thinking possibly authority, poetry or love for poetry. and don't know about Gatsby. What yous think? Please help really freaking out have done nothing!!
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    How are you all learning quotes? Tips would be great!


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    (Original post by Procrastinator123)
    How are you all learning quotes? Tips would be great!


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    I'm just learning quotes I've used in essays before, like quotes for each theme and I'm learning as little quotes as I can get away with! Literally only learning about ten or so max.
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    (Original post by Procrastinator123)
    How are you all learning quotes? Tips would be great!


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    Just using the same quotes again and again when doing practice essays, short and easy to remember ones

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