Poetry structure/form analysis A2Watch
How would you advise I improve my poetry analysing skills? I'm good with language, imagery, motifs etc. but where I struggle is with a poem's form - for example, working out the meter - for some it seems easy, but I struggle to hear it unless I have time to go over the poem in detail and highlight every little bit. I'm currently doing past papers and I see comments such as 'the poem contains iambic pentameter, interrupted by occasional trimeter which has x effect' in exam reports. Problem is, whilst I know what both of those are, I'm not sure I could pick up on subtle changes like that in the time constraints given, as well as fulfilling all the other assessment objectives adequately. How much do they expect an A-Level candidate to know about poetic metre, stress, rhyme schemes etc.
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