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im currently reviewing the poems i have studied in my 'poems of the decade' anthology and i was wondering if any of you wanted to share your views/ annotations on any of the poems? if anyone else wanted help, i would be willing to share mine as well
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What exam board are you on?

If people know exactly what you're studying, they'll be able to help you :fluffy:

I'll ask the CT to move your thread, too, as you'll get more replies in the English Study Help forum
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What exam board are you on?

If people know exactly what you're studying, they'll be able to help you :fluffy:

I'll ask the CT to move your thread, too, as you'll get more replies in the English Study Help forum
Thank you!
And im on the Edexcel exam board
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Thank you!
And im on the Edexcel exam board
I'm on Edexcel for A2 English Literature - let me know if you ever need any help

Obviously I may not have studied those poems, but I'd be happy to answer questions/work out things
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I'm on Edexcel for A2 English Literature - let me know if you ever need any help

Obviously I may not have studied those poems, but I'd be happy to answer questions/work out things
Hey, I really need help! I'm in my AS year, and I frickin' hate poetry! Did you happen to go through 'Inheritance' by Eavan Boland?
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Hey, I really need help! I'm in my AS year, and I frickin' hate poetry! Did you happen to go through 'Inheritance' by Eavan Boland?
I have studied the poem and i loved it. I may be able to help?
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I have studied the poem and i loved it. I may be able to help?
I don't understand the gist of it; I don't get it the references of the past, and in particular, I fail to compare it with Genetics by Sinead Morrisey
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I don't understand the gist of it; I don't get it the references of the past, and in particular, I fail to compare it with Genetics by Sinead Morrisey
The poem is basically about a mother who is worried and upset about the fact thst she has nothing to pass onto her children. She speaks of how most mothers pass down craft skills (5th stanza) and how she had never learnt such skills from her mother to pass on. However, in the final stanzas of the poem when her child is sick, she believes that she had made her child better ( "as if i knew the secrets of health and air"). She has the sudden realisation that she has herself inherited the skills of being a loving, caring mother (" i must've learnt that somewhere"). Even though it may not be something that she has physically been given, she has recieved something of much more importance.

To compare this to Genetics by Sinéad Morrissey, you could compare how Genetics speaks of how, no matter how far your parents are from each other (or from you) and no matter how bad their relationship is, they will always be close to you and together in you, as they both make up who you are. The narrator is looking down at her hand and noticing how much of her parents she sees in them. In Inheritance, the narrator realises that she is like her mother in terms of her mothering skills, which she had "inherited".

I appologise for the lack of detail as it is brief, but if you would like any other information in regards to annotations on lines/ stanzas, you are more than welcome.im also happy to help with other poems if you need the help
I hope this helped
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Do you have anything on "History"?
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Hi everyone i have very thorough annotations for Material, Inheritance, A leisure centre is also a temple of learning, An easy passage, The deliverer, To my nine year old self, effects, genetics, look we have coming to dover, fantasia on a theme of james wright, you shiva and my mum I'd be happy to swap and share any and all 😊

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Hi everyone i have very thorough annotations for Material, Inheritance, A leisure centre is also a temple of learning, An easy passage, The deliverer, To my nine year old self, effects, genetics, look we have coming to dover, fantasia on a theme of james wright, you shiva and my mum I'd be happy to swap and share any and all 😊

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Please post everything you can on as many of these as poss! Need all the help I can get. Thanks a lot
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Hi can anyone post their opinions or annotations on The Deliverer or the furthest distances i have travelled? It's for AS English literature for Edexcel

Thanks and much appreciated
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Hi im also having problems annotating the furthest distance ive traveled. Would anybody be able to help me?
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who's doing the poems of the decades for As English lit ?? I need help please reply to me I need help guys thanks in advance
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Hi can anyone post their opinions or annotations on The Deliverer or the furthest distances i have travelled? It's for AS English literature for Edexcel

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Please post everything you can on as many of these as poss! Need all the help I can get. Thanks a lot
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Hi im also having problems annotating the furthest distance ive traveled. Would anybody be able to help me?
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who's doing the poems of the decades for As English lit ?? I need help please reply to me I need help guys thanks in advance
Heyyy I've posted quite a few poetry annotations on "Poems of The Decade English Literature AS Edexcel" I haven't done furthest distance I've travelled yet😊 but a few others are on there

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Try this for help with Poems of the Decade: http://tlaalevelenglish.blogspot.co....1_archive.html

Start with posts from February onwards. There are analyses of many of the poems.
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What is the best way to revise and remember the poems of the anthology?
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You will have the text in the exam. The important thing is to know what the poems are about and the key themes. I would suggest a series of cards each with a theme - family, relationships, time, parents etc. Then find three poems on each theme and find quotes that relate to it. Make sure those quotes enable you to talk about the language.

The other way is to draw a large plan. Start with one poem at random. List every theme you think it might be about., Then, draw lines outwards from each theme to other poems that have the same theme. Find quotes to support. It's just another way of cutting the cake.
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anything on comparison between genetics and effects
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