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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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    (Original post by mark000)
    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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    (Original post by abbiefield)
    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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    (Original post by mark000)
    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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    (Original post by abbiefield)
    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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    (Original post by abbiefield)
    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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    (Original post by katiejardine)
    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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    (Original post by abbiefield)
    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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    (Original post by katiejardine)
    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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    (Original post by abbiefield)
    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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    (Original post by abbiefield)
    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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