There is a GCSE poetry exam fast approaching. (OCR)
What techniques do I have to use in the exam to reach the higher grades (A*- B)
English OCR Poetry - GCSE Watch
- Thread Starter
- 18-04-2013 21:53
- 19-04-2013 15:00
I am doing unseen poetry, I hope that's what you mean.
for work at school we have been asked to makes these notes.
here is what I have collected so far, I hope it is helpful. (all the comments are on an aqa feed rather than OCR, I hope it helps anyway)
Tips on how to achieve good marks in unseen poetry
Someone got an A* last year, he says don’t systematically work through the points of the poem, but instead write about what is inferring and trying to say asa well as the message it’s trying to get across.
Also focus on; structure, Meaning, Imagery, Language, Effect
Most of the questions are on compare poem X to theme Y.
Content, what is the poem about
Language,m words and / or phrases that stick out and their effect on the audience
Attitude, the values so –love/death/power/relatrioship etc
Structure, how is the poem set out ie. Free verse, a sonnet etc
Self, How the pooem is meant to effect the readere/audience