English Literature 2017Watch
I also do WJEC but all I have to do is compare two unseen poems which I get given in the exam in regards to poetry. I have to memorise nothing in terms of poetry for WJEC exam this year feel so lucky. Got my English Lit exams 23rd and 27th May 2016.
Luckily I don't have to memorise 15 poems but I just don't see how memorising 15 poems could do anyone any good in the long run and was very curious how somebody could do it I have a GCSE English Literature exam on Monday and sick to death with remembering Of Mice and Men quotes as my exam is closed book. I am dreading the comparison between two unseen poems, I would be crying by now if I had to memorise 15.
You'd be surprised at how much of the poem you absorb by just analysing it for a while, especially if it has a structured rhyme scheme and regular rhythm. I can still remember a lot of the poems from my GCSE anthology which I studied last year, and that was an open book exam. I think the key thing is probably just to remember relevant phrases from the poem though, rather than the entire thing, especially for the longer ones.