English Lit Poem G8/9Watch
The analysis was:
In Poppies and My Last Duchess both writers present strong feelings of conflict. The idea of conflict is shown in the way the speaker is showing off his power and also suggesting the control he had over the Duchess's life. There is also conflict between who he presents or what he presents himself to be and who he really is as a character. This poem is based on a true historical figure, the Duke of Ferrara in 1557, a arrogant, controlling Duke whose craving for power created such conflict within his marriage that it ultimately led him to ending his wife's life.
Similarly, Poppies looks partially at conflict because of the nature of the son going to war, however it looks more at conflict from the perspective of those it leaves behind and the emotions of the families. There is also a level of conflict in the mother's emotions; pride, fear and sadness. The poem contains many clues that it is more of a modern conflict, perhaps the Afghanistan War, howevver the poem ends at the memorial suggesting the son died at war or at least hasnt yet returned home and is now missed by the mother who fears the worst.
The structure of My Last Duchess has a strict rhyme scheme portraying his as a controlling, dominant speaker. But there is also conflict in how he really feels which is shown in the caesura implying he wasnt confident speaking his feelings therefore lacking communication with his wife and 'wont stoop' to that level. The use of possessive pronoun 'My' shows from the beginning that the speaker is laying claim to his wife as a possession, she is used to better show off his control and power.
Poppies has a more relaxed, saddened tone as the mother explores memories of her son. The poem uses a lot of enjambment and familiar nouns to enhance the idea of natural tone and the mothers voice.
Both poems convey strong feelings of protectiveness of their loved ones. Duffy uses sensory imagery, in particular exploring the semantic field of touch as she 'runs her fingers' and 'grazes her nose' against her son's, portraying her as a very protective and loving mother. The way she uses words such as 'pinned' and 'pleats' references the womens war effort in world war two and could reflect the female creativity and love between mother and son.
Similarly Browning is very protective of the painting of his wife. However, the lack of sensory imagery shows the Duke isnt in touch with his emotions and is wholly devoted to keeping his Duchess to himself - going even as far as to murder her and reduce her to a painting that no one can touch. There is a difference in attitude though, whilst Poppies is exploring strong feelings of love and only wanting the best for their child, My Last Duchess explores jealousy, domineering and an obsessive, unhealthy type of love.
I don't know much about marking, but will that depth of analysis really get you a g8/9
Do you focus on talking about most of the poem or focus on going into depth about part of it?
and i take english at alevel lool
Because 'my' was the only quote you used from My Last Duchess.
yeah, if you want idm
btw, i did gcses 2 yrs ago, and english was assessed according to the a*- u method... but i can help with poetry and analysis
http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resource...-87022-SMS.PDF - Pages 36,37 and 38
The example i gave clearly doesn't have enough quotes. But are the ideas judicious??
There’s no introduction or conclusion which doesn’t not provide a conceptualised response, and so can’t be grade 8/9.