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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?

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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...
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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?

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No Sorry I'm doing the LizLochhead Poem did you do Drama for the Essay?
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No Sorry I'm doing the LizLochhead Poem did you do Drama for the Essay?
Yes.
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Yes.
Do you remember if key scene was one of the questions for the drama essay?
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Do you remember if key scene was one of the questions for the drama essay?
One was about a character which feels isolated. The other one was about something like a scene which the reader finds to be of great importance. The other one was definitely not key scene. But I doubt you will be doing the same as us.
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One was about a character which feels isolated. The other one was about something like a scene which the reader finds to be of great importance. The other one was definitely not key scene. But I doubt you will be doing the same as us.
I'm doing a streetcar named desire
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I'm doing a streetcar named desire
I mean the same exact prelim.
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I mean the same exact prelim.
We usually do the P & N prelims one
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We usually do the P & N prelims one
Hm. Same here. I thought everybody was doing different one.
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Hm. Same here. I thought everybody was doing different one.
Seems like everyone gets their prelims from there are you doing a streetcar named desire as well?
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Seems like everyone gets their prelims from there are you doing a streetcar named desire as well?
No, Romeo and Juliet.
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No, Romeo and Juliet.
Oh Okay that's nice did you do Business
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Did you do the p&n paper?
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Did you do the p&n paper?
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Yeah.
How was the close reading?
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How was the close reading?
It wasn't bad at all. Most questions were easy. Am I allowed to tell you the passages? If that's what you are asking.
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It wasn't bad at all. Most questions were easy. Am I allowed to tell you the passages? If that's what you are asking.
Ok cool, do you remember the title of the passage lol?
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It wasn't bad at all. Most questions were easy. Am I allowed to tell you the passages? If that's what you are asking.
Was there a third question for the drama?
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Was there a third question for the drama?
Yes, as I said. The last one was about a play in which there was one or more of the following intolerance, envy, hatred etc. (I don't remember). Write how these affect your understanding of the poem as a whole.
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