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    I'm not the best at analysing poems so I need some advice for the unseen poetry section of the exam? I don't know whether to try past papers or just find some poetry and analyse it? But yeah, need a bit of help rn
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    Like you said, the best way to practice is to find poetry and analyse it. The more practice you do, the better you will become. However, try to get your teacher to give you sample pieces of poetry so you can ask him to mark your work and suggest any improvements. Also, you need to remember that the exam board will not be trying to trick you. They want an answer where you can justify what you have said because there is no right or wrong answer.

    idk if u use this at ur school but we used:
    ^pronounced pisces and i used it in my exam and got a 9 so it was pretty good i think thats reasonable to say and i fricken hate poetry.
    P is Purpose-what is the poem trying to convey, what message did the poet try to give out
    S is Structure, what structural devices has the poet used?
    C is craft, what literary devices can you see-metaphors, similes, etc.
    E is emotion, what emotion is prevalent in the poem, what does the poem make you as a reader feel like
    and S is summary-just summarize ur thoughts and give ur favourite line of the poem the one that encompasses the whole of the poem's message in a single quote.

    our unseen poem was so easy, but u might not be so lucky, just try following the steps to the PSCES structure and see if it helps, it might not work for you but we had plenty of practice with it in class and it seemed to do good in the end.

    hope i could help
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