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    (Original post by Riyad M)
    I did that and so did Mr Bruff in A* analysis vid....prepared it all last night and basically copied and added to it a bit xD
    Who is Mr Bruff?
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    What was both of the questions for the AQA conflict cluster again? One was about The right word and the other was poppies ?
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    (Original post by Tcs145)
    What was both of the questions for the AQA conflict cluster again? One was about The right word and the other was poppies ?
    Yes, I cannot remember the Right Word question but the Poppies was:

    "Explain how the poet presents difficult times for people in Poppies and one other poem"
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    I did the relationships cluster. Anyone else compare Brothers to Sister Maude?
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    (Original post by 123moon)
    My friends found it weird that i compared THCM with 'In Paris With You' was that ok?
    I did that too
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    For unseen : Loads of references to animals - suggesting the weapons turn innocent boy into a 'cold' blooded killer. -'hunger of blood' 'famishing for flesh'

    The lines were paired up and all ended the same, for example 1st and 2nd 'blade' and 'blood', this makes it sound satisfying and refers to how the beauty of the weapons disguises it horrific uses.

    And i compared Belfast confetti and Poppies
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    (Original post by louisemayorx)
    I compared Poppies to The Yellow Palm based on both being a 'difficult time' due to the grief caused by war. I was a bit rushed for time so I didn't get to do a proper conclusion for the comparison or the unseen, but I don't think it went too badly! I hope everybody else's went well, did anybody do the same comparison as me?
    I did too! finally, someone who did the same comparison as me. I've been worrying about it all day. I talked about how in both poems, both poets depicted difficult times despite Minhinnick not being involved in the tribulations himself. I also talked about the use of language, such as the violent 'spasm', 'blockade' and 'disrupted'. An odd point..but I also talked about how in both poems, there was a glimmer of hope in the penultimate stanzas but both were taken away, showing that this was their life now, immersed in grief and immersed in a war torn society. I hope I get an A, I did a pretty bad job..
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    Anyone else compare Futility with Poppies??? If so what did you mention? Hope everyones exam went well!!
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    (Original post by ellamoon_22)
    Title- Arms links to military and weapons eg. Arms race
    Summary: war is depicted in negative light when he joins war he is changed and exhilarated/ pacifism
    Opening stanza
    "How cold steel" physical temp but the weapons are a extended metaphor for soldiers in war the word old links to the apathy of their vicious actions war
    "Keen with hunger of blood" weapons are personified the word hunger portrays soldiers as animalistic and There is a sinister tone the boy once in war changes and could be exhilarated by Murder ( demonic imagery at end), the word blood links to danger
    "Like a madmans flash" is a simile and links to the crazy action of killing
    "Blue" links to cold could refer to death
    "Stroke" is soft he is getting used to war being brainwashed
    Alliteration to present weapons "blind blunt bullet heads"
    I accidentally read it as nuzzle so said links to innocence of young boy and juxtaposes violence the bullets will be in their early cause dead "Muzzle"


    some of my answer not whole thing soz
    Looooool I read it as nuzzle as well!!
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    (Original post by keepyourapology)
    I did too! finally, someone who did the same comparison as me. I've been worrying about it all day. I talked about how in both poems, both poets depicted difficult times despite Minhinnick not being involved in the tribulations himself. I also talked about the use of language, such as the violent 'spasm', 'blockade' and 'disrupted'. An odd point..but I also talked about how in both poems, there was a glimmer of hope in the penultimate stanzas but both were taken away, showing that this was their life now, immersed in grief and immersed in a war torn society. I hope I get an A, I did a pretty bad job..
    I'm sure you did well! My points were quite similar to yours, how the grief has become a cycle and that they cannot be free from it! (shown in Yellow Palm by "the fruit fell in his arms" showing a possible inheritance of conflict and the grief that comes with it, and in Poppies with the "dove" where her son possibly wants to stop beig a burden on her, but she cannot escape the grief as she reminisces!) I hope my writing makes sense to the examiner because I was sort of chucking down all of my thoughts as I had to rush a bit near the end. But overall, an alright exam I'd say!
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    I compared Medusa with Give!

    I talked about so much in the unseen poem, it was so good. I talked about how because he wasn't 'born' with claws and antlers he wasn't inherently evil or dangerous and it's the weapons that make him dangerous. I also talked about the oxymoron of the idea of a bullet 'nuzzling' too. Nuzzling is associated with affection and love, but it's literally talking about a bullet tearing into peoples hearts.

    I brought up the idea of hunger being a need, showing he almost has a need for blood and flesh instead of just a desire. Talked about the power of the word 'lads' due to it having connotations to very young men, usually teenagers. These are very young people dying. Because of this I mentioned how it's Owen trying to shed light on the horrors of how young people can be when they're sent to war.

    The structure also almost juxtaposes itself, it's divided into 3 stanzas of equal length which may equate to the straightforward, uniform no nonscence ways of a military but the rhymes and half rhymes give it a melody which can equate it to children's songs and nursery rhymes, perhaps showing how war is just a game. I don't know, I think I waffled! (I mentioned more than these but this is what I remember off the top of my head, hah)

    Overall I loved that paper!
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    (Original post by lessanne)
    Looooool I read it as nuzzle as well!!
    I am pretty sure it said "nuzzle" because most people said that is what they analysed, or I'm going crazy!
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    (Original post by louisemayorx)
    I am pretty sure it said "nuzzle" because most people said that is what they analysed, or I'm going crazy!
    (Original post by lessanne)
    Looooool I read it as nuzzle as well!!
    lol I thought it did say nuzzle???
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    I compared poppies with the falling leaves. I was so happy cos the only poems I revised yesterday was poppies with falling leaves and the right word with Belfast confetti and they both came up aha

    hoping I get an A
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    (Original post by louisemayorx)
    I am pretty sure it said "nuzzle" because most people said that is what they analysed, or I'm going crazy!
    it literally said nuzzle but u see the word play with muzzle which is violent and nuzzle which is soft
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    (Original post by ellamoon_22)
    Title- Arms links to military and weapons eg. Arms race
    Summary: war is depicted in negative light when he joins war he is changed and exhilarated/ pacifism
    Opening stanza
    "How cold steel" physical temp but the weapons are a extended metaphor for soldiers in war the word old links to the apathy of their vicious actions war
    "Keen with hunger of blood" weapons are personified the word hunger portrays soldiers as animalistic and There is a sinister tone the boy once in war changes and could be exhilarated by Murder ( demonic imagery at end), the word blood links to danger
    "Like a madmans flash" is a simile and links to the crazy action of killing
    "Blue" links to cold could refer to death
    "Stroke" is soft he is getting used to war being brainwashed
    Alliteration to present weapons "blind blunt bullet heads"
    I accidentally read it as nuzzle so said links to innocence of young boy and juxtaposes violence the bullets will be in their early cause dead "Muzzle"


    some of my answer not whole thing soz
    Don't worry, it said nuzzle! I talked about how nuzzling is affectionate and how that juxtaposes with the idea that in reality its talking about bullets ripping into the hearts of young men.
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    Anyone who did the Character and Voice poetry cluster compare Medusa with The River God?

    I found there was so much to talk about when comparing those two poems! Managed to cover everything: language, structure, form and titles! Today's exam could not have gone better - definitely made up for Monday's exam for me.
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    Anybody compare 'The Ruined Maid' with 'Les Grands Seigneurs'? I'm so happy this question came up, it was perfect! Unseen was good too
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    lol i did medusa with the horse whisperer. is that ok. I'm predicted an A so i hope its ok hehe
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    (Original post by ellamoon_22)
    Title- Arms links to military and weapons eg. Arms race
    Summary: war is depicted in negative light when he joins war he is changed and exhilarated/ pacifism
    Opening stanza
    "How cold steel" physical temp but the weapons are a extended metaphor for soldiers in war the word old links to the apathy of their vicious actions war
    "Keen with hunger of blood" weapons are personified the word hunger portrays soldiers as animalistic and There is a sinister tone the boy once in war changes and could be exhilarated by Murder ( demonic imagery at end), the word blood links to danger
    "Like a madmans flash" is a simile and links to the crazy action of killing
    "Blue" links to cold could refer to death
    "Stroke" is soft he is getting used to war being brainwashed
    Alliteration to present weapons "blind blunt bullet heads"
    I accidentally read it as nuzzle so said links to innocence of young boy and juxtaposes violence the bullets will be in their early cause dead "Muzzle"


    some of my answer not whole thing soz
    That's a good response but it never said the boy went to war. The narrator insisted that the boy should know how cold steel is and something something. Did you not have anything to say about the bestial imagery and reference to God ?


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