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Do we have any predictions for A) What Relationship poems will be coming up? and B) What will the unseen poem be?
I've heard that for the Relationships section, we'll have To His Coy Mistress and Ghazal? I've heard nothing regarding the unseen piece.
Any help/ideas/hints would be greatly appreciated - Let's hope we all do well. GOOD LUCK
Are people really asking for predictions again after all this mr bruff fiasco... Seriously, there is no way of knowing what poems are going to come up, so just revise them all! I really can't understand people who just revise one or two poems based on what they think might come up... Just because a poem hasn't come up recently, doesn't mean it will be in the paper this year, AQA do repeat themselves sometimes, and aren't you going to feel a bit stupid if you get into the exam and the one poem you spent all your time revising doesn't come up?
Remember, you're far enough through the life of the spec that it's by no means out of the question that a poem will recur. Sister Maude, In Paris with You and Brothers are supposed to just be for foundation, but again they could change that...What I would say is that it's extremely likely that Ghazal will come up. Less so for To His Coy Mistress, because of its difficulty, but it's still plausible that THCM would come up.
I like Hour as a comparison poem with Ghazal.
Personally, even though Mr Bruff failed us on Tuesday, I believe he will come up with the goods tomorrow and Ghazal and To His Coy Mistress WILL come up.
If I'm wrong it does not matter because I'm not a gambler and I want a good a grade as possible and cutting it short by looking at predictions simply is not good enough!
I urge you to go through all the poems tonight, and if those 2 come up tomorrow, well, that's a bonus!
The poems that haven't come up yet are In Paris With You, Ghazal, Brothers, To His Coy Mistress and Sister Maude. I'd recommend revising mainly for these five as I doubt AQA will use another poem again, they've never done that before in this paper. It pays to be prepared for all of the poems though.
Basically, like somebody said above the following poems will not be NAMED (you could still use them to compare to the named poem) in the Higherr tier: In Paris With You, Brothers and Sister Maude.
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could you compare manhunt with the farmers bride becasue theyre both broken relationships but due to different things
any other suggestions would be helpful
I personally would compare The Manhunt with Quickdraw. Nettles and Harmonium are possible too, despite both of them being from a parental perspective, the protection in Nettles is similar, and the description and the distance in Harmonium is also similar, but then again comparing two pieces by the same poet is a bit unheard of. Quickdraw is also about the disintegration of a damaged relationship, probably the best one for Manhunt.
How I've done my essays:
Ghazal - The Farmer's Bride
Manhunt - Quickdraw
Sonnet 116 - Sonnet 43
Harmonium - Praise Song for My Mother
Born Yesterday - Nettles
Hour - To His Coy Mistress