Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter

    Hello everyone! I'm a first year student of English Literature and I'm freaking out about my Poetry module...
    The thing is, that, my first language is not English. Yes, I always have a dictionary on hand, but in the end of the year we are going to be examined on a unknown poem, as well. So, how am I supposed to analyse the poem if I don't know half of its words...? Well, I really want to try my best so, I guess I have to learn as many literary/"poetry" words as possible?

    Are there any resources available? I didn't manage to find anything relevant... Please, don't get confused...I am not talking about literary devices, just words that are not used in today's English but are, like, heavily used in poetry from Chaucer to the Romantics and up to the Present...

    Thank you in advance!
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: October 12, 2017


students online now


Exam discussions

Find your exam discussion here

Should predicted grades be removed from the uni application process

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.