Well, today we had our Higher English prelim. 10 marker is a question we have never done nor anything similar to it. This is how I lost 8 marks out of 10. Here it is:
"By referring to this (Havisham) poem and at least one other poem by Carol Ann Duffy discuss her use of a first person narrator or persona to create a memorable character."
I have no idea how I was supposed to answer this. Can anyone do it?
I don't do English at A-Level but as a previous English Lang and Lit student at IB I feel like the correct way to answer this question would have been by comparing and contrasting the two, and how she creates a character by telling the story from the character's point of view.
I would say this would have to do with the ability to describe how they were feeling, and allow the audience to indulge in the character's business.
Never read any poems by Carol Ann Duffy but I think that's what you should've done...
Did you do the p&n paper?