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jessie_vio
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Hello everyone,
I am doing Seamus Heaney and Gillian Clarke for Eng Lit.
According to our teacher (who is a dumbhead :mad: ). some poems are foundation, some are crossovers and some are higher. And he said we don't have to learn the foundations for the exam (because I'm doing higher)

Is that correct?

And also, apparenlty we only have to learn the following poems

Seamus Heaney
storm on the island (higher)
death of a naturalist(corssover)
digging (crossover)
at a potato digging (higher)

Gillian Clarke
catrin (crossover)
a difficult birth (higher)
Cold Kanp lake (higher)
the field mouse (crossover)

Pre-1914
On my first sonne (crossover)
the afflication of margaret(higher)
patrolling barnegat(higher)
sonnet (corssover)

(there are also 2 foundation poems for each but apparenlty i don't have to doit)

and out of these 12 poems, we haven't learnt at least 3 of them!!!!!!!!! what am i gonna do????????????????
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It doesn't matter, don't worry, because your teacher will have taught you the named poem, and then it says "compare it to another poem" and so you chose one you have done.
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jessie_vio
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but what if the named poem is a one I haven't done before?
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Chose the question where you get complete free reign then.

Such as "compare how love is presented in two post 1914 poems, and then go onto compare two pre 1914 poems" you can do which ones you want

But if it says "compare .... with a pre 1914" and you havent done it, you'll just have to leave it.

Oh yea, you know when it says "then GO ON to compare" that means you don't have to link all 4 together do you?
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Ye i don't think you have to link them together, but you'd have to write it as an whole essay... ithink

yes another question, when we choose any poems to compare with, are we allowed to choose foundation ones or do they must be crossover ones and higher ones?
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Just higher and crossover
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schools are given a list of set poems.. they teach you them and some more...


im doing Heaney, clarke and Pre 1914

i was told the set ones were :

Heaney ~

Storm of the island
Death of a Naturalist
Digging
At a potato digging


Clarke ~

Catrin
A difficult birth
The feild mouse
Cold Knap lake

pre 1914 ~

On my first sonne
The affliction of Margaret
Patrolling Barnegat
Sonnet



i have done all of them and....

heaney...Mid term break

Clarke....October
....on the train

Pre 1914... The song of the old mother
... The eagle



im doing 'To kill a mockingbird' as my set text


also is it true some people are saying you need to know a play... we havnt done one!

so long as you know the set ones your ok...



oh also if you have a compair .... and .... then compair .... and .... (aparently ther is going to be one of these questions)

we were told to introduce all 4 .... compair 2 then compair another 2 in the same essay!


im really not looking forward to this exam!!!!
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Is mid-term break foundation or higher?
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jessie_vio
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mid term break is foundation.

i can't belive our teacher hasn't taught us 'the affliction of margarte' and 'at a potato digging'.. damn...

btw can anyone actually get on the website ' www.universalteacher.org.uk '?? it was working fine this morning but know it just redirects to yahoo.com????/ it's annoying because this website is really helpful for poems and stuff
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(Original post by jessie_vio)
btw can anyone actually get on the website ' www.universalteacher.org.uk '?? it was working fine this morning but know it just redirects to yahoo.com????/ it's annoying because this website is really helpful for poems and stuff
er...your right it doesnt work.Thats really weird because I have just been on it:confused:
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ye i know!!! I was on the website 2 hours ago!! i really need it because of the notes and stuff
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Maybe it had too many hits.
**** this is bad, I need it too!

Ok. I need to stop revising
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