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How can i revise for unseen poetry - im so rubbish at poetry its unreal,never mind ones ive never seen before
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u cant really revise for it lol ... practice the poems you have to learn... this will help
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u cant really revise for it lol ... practice the poems you have to learn... this will help
Ive tried doing past papers of the ones before but i cant even start, i have no idea what to write as i dont know what its telling me.. im just ****ed
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Ive tried doing past papers of the ones before but i cant even start, i have no idea what to write as i dont know what its telling me.. im just ****ed
watch some videos how to analyse on youtube and make notes
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watch some videos how to analyse on youtube and make notes
okay thankyou
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Forget the unseen poems they are always such goggledygook you don't stand a chance in hell of understanding them..
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okay thankyou
np xD good luck
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Bitesize has some advice I think, also look at unseen poetry gcse comparison videos on YouTube where a teacher talks you through it


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Ive tried doing past papers of the ones before but i cant even start, i have no idea what to write as i dont know what its telling me.. im just ****ed
When you say you don't know what its telling you, do you mean like theme? Or that you struggle to look for devices and link it to the poem?

Might be able to help, got an A* at GCSE and doing English Lang and Lit and A-level
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I look for poetic devices, try my hardest to learn them, and then practice by getting random poems and doing a plan for them, then repeat.
I think I'm going to have to end up doing the unseen poem as we've only learnt ten of the fifteen we're supposed to learn and I bet at least two of the poems are ones we haven't learnt
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When you say you don't know what its telling you, do you mean like theme? Or that you struggle to look for devices and link it to the poem?

Might be able to help, got an A* at GCSE and doing English Lang and Lit and A-level
God you must be good and just everything in general... i dont know the theme, what devices it uses or the language in it and i hope you can thankyou so much
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I hate poetry.

Hope this helps
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God you must be good and just everything in general... i dont know the theme, what devices it uses or the language in it and i hope you can thankyou so much
Theme's can be really general, go with your gut feeling. If you can back up your view they can't penalise you!

I used a technique called ARTWARS at GCSE.

About
Rhyme/Rhythm
Tone
Words (word/lexis choice)
Alliteration
Repetition
Structure

If you can, talk about the title, easy marks

Devices (common):

Alliteration, repetition, power of three (triad), similes, metaphors, pathetic fallacy, onomatopoeia, juxtaposition/antithesis, enjambment, direct address, pronouns, dialect/colloquial language (in relation to word choice) etc.

Structure can be an easy paragraph as well! If the poem is in one continuous, long stanza and its a memory, you could relate it too how the narrator remembers it all once; showing how vivid the memory is. This could also create a bombastic (rant like) tone etc.

What exam board do you do?

(Some of this might be different to whats required at GCSE, I'm stuck in A-level mode right now haha)

Hope this helps!
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Theme's can be really general, go with your gut feeling. If you can back up your view they can't penalise you!

I used a technique called ARTWARS at GCSE.

About
Rhyme/Rhythm
Tone
Words (word/lexis choice)
Alliteration
Repetition
Structure

If you can, talk about the title, easy marks

Devices (common):

Alliteration, repetition, power of three (triad), similes, metaphors, pathetic fallacy, onomatopoeia, juxtaposition/antithesis, enjambment, direct address, pronouns, dialect/colloquial language (in relation to word choice) etc.

Structure can be an easy paragraph as well! If the poem is in one continuous, long stanza and its a memory, you could relate it too how the narrator remembers it all once; showing how vivid the memory is. This could also create a bombastic (rant like) tone etc.

What exam board do you do?

(Some of this might be different to whats required at GCSE, I'm stuck in A-level mode right now haha)

Hope this helps!
Thankyou!!!!!! this actually helps me soo much and WJEC, thankyou for your help it means alot
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Thankyou!!!!!! this actually helps me soo much and WJEC, thankyou for your help it means alot
Ah, so is this English Literature then?

(This is the exam board I did English Language and English Literature on when I did my GCSEs).
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Thankyou!!!!!! this actually helps me soo much and WJEC, thankyou for your help it means alot
No problem, if you need anything else just ask or send me a message, I'm happy to help I can read answers and give feedback if that helps
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