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Poetry - love and relationships

Hi, Does anyone know anywhere that i can find good but concise notes on all 15 quotes for the poetry anthology (love and relationships) because the notes that i have from my teacher are so long and don't even make sense to me. Also, does anyone have tips for unseen poetry becasue i really just don't know what to write about becasue i don't understand the poem most of the time. Thanks for your help
Hey, sorry I don't do love & relationships but I've found some stuff that's similar to what I use for power & conflict so hopefully may be of some use:
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/english-revision/gcse-aqa/love-and-relationships/
https://yourfavouriteteacher.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/love-relationships-course-booklet.pdf
https://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/asset-library/pdf/Secondary/english-literature/york-notes-gcse/samples-rapid/york-notes-for-gcse-rapid-revision-love-and-relationships-poetry-anthology.pdf
If u go on to Google and search 'love and relationships revision pdf' it comes up with various revision packs from different schools' websites which often have good concise notes and analysis etc on them. I also like the CGP anthology revsion guide but assuming ur currently sitting ur GCSEs and doing paper 2 on Wednesday probably no point in getting it now. U may also be able to find pre-made flashcards on Quizlet. Seneca also has good poetry stuff if u have access to it. Also Mr Bruff's videos tend to be good:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqGFsWf-P-cCXUGVdlZbMcTEOTO5H7Xho

For the unseen I reccommend watching some of Mr Salles' videos on youtube. This is one I used that I found particularly helpful:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsCg3Efq5JM
He also has others so if u want to look search 'Mr Salles unseen poetry', go onto videos and they should come up. He has this thing he calls 'the FOSSE way' (watch the videos to understand what it is) which gives a good idea of how to approach the poetry, what u should look at in the poem and how to structure ur answer.
Mr Bruff may also have some stuff but can't say I've looked.

Hope this is at least somewhat helpful and good luck : )
(edited 9 months ago)
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Original post by user01906002
Hey, sorry I don't do love & relationships but I've found some stuff that's similar to what I use for power & conflict so hopefully may be of some use:
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/english-revision/gcse-aqa/love-and-relationships/
https://yourfavouriteteacher.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/love-relationships-course-booklet.pdf
https://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/asset-library/pdf/Secondary/english-literature/york-notes-gcse/samples-rapid/york-notes-for-gcse-rapid-revision-love-and-relationships-poetry-anthology.pdf
If u go on to Google and search 'love and relationships revision pdf' it comes up with various revision packs from different school's websites which often have good concise notes and analysis etc on them. I also like the CGP anthology revsion guide but assuming ur currently sitting ur GCSEs and doing paper 2 on Wednesday probably no point in getting it now. U may also be able to find pre-made flashcards on Quizlet. Seneca also has good poetry stuff if u have access to it. Also Mr Bruff's videos tend to be good:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqGFsWf-P-cCXUGVdlZbMcTEOTO5H7Xho

For the unseen I reccommend watching some of Mr Salles' videos on youtube. This is one I used that I found particularly helpful:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsCg3Efq5JM
He also has others so if u want to look search 'Mr Salles unseen poetry', go onto videos and they should come up. Mr Bruff may also have some stuff but can't say I've looked.

Hope this is at least somewhat helpful and good luck : )

Thanks a lot, i really appreciate it. :smile:
Original post by Agent599494
Thanks a lot, i really appreciate it. :smile:


No problem at all : )
Something else I just wanted to add quickly is key things u should revise when looking at the anthology poetry are:
- summary of each poem (what it's about)
- language and analysis (ideally at least 2-3 quotes per poem plus what technique is used - metaphors etc)
- structure and form (is it a sonnet or blank verse, does it have enjambment etc)
- context
- key themes and which poems link best with each other
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Thanks, so does that mean that overall for the entire poetry anthology i will only have to learn about 40-50 short quotes/phrases or do you think i should learn more? This is only because when i try learning lots of quotes i end up forgetting the important ones and than in the exam i dont know what to talk about.

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