I have my mock exam for English literature in the next couple of days and I actually have no idea how I'm supposed to revise the poems. I'm aiming for an A* and to be honest I don't really care how tedious the method is.........as long as it works!
Any suggestions are very welcome!
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- Thread Starter
- 10-01-2015 18:36
- 11-01-2015 14:39
Hey, so have i, i've just done paper one on drama and prose. My method for revising the poems is creating tables, usually a A4 sheet for each poem. The table includes the quote from the poem and an explanation next to it (like the effect on reader, writers intention ect). Genuinely i pick 6-8 quotes from each poem to balance revision out. When choosing quotes i tend to look for similes and metaphors as i feel they will gain more help in the exam. Then once i've done i just speak the quotes to myself without looking and write them out on paper. I hope this helps good luck
- 11-01-2015 19:14
I bought a revision guide which helps me with interpretations of the poem and also the context which you need to include for top grades.
You could try thinking of some practice questions and then listing the points you would write about if that question was asked.
I looked through the poems and for each one wrote the theme, style and structure. I could identify any poems with similar themes and styles which is useful when it comes to the exam and you have to write about another poem.
Hope this helps