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just wondering, i previously used a practice essay for poetry power and conflict, today Kamikaze came up and it was the essay i had been looking at. I copied the first paragraph in the gcse as i remembered most of it and a few words and sentences throughout, i am reallt worried i may get plagiarised as i put some of their work in my essay and didn’t know it was wrong.
i didnt know if i should have put a reference to a source but i didnt know i was at risk of it as i only learnt when looking it up as i was scared can anyone tell me what i should do or if i’m okay?
i didn’t use any of the essay in my last two big paragraph points at all, i hinted at the essay in my two first points and used most sentences for my thesis at the start which was about 8 lines long.
i would really like to get opinions on this as i am very scared, i don’t want to get a 0 as i tried very hard throughout the whole paper

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Original post by user1892838737
just wondering, i previously used a practice essay for poetry power and conflict, today Kamikaze came up and it was the essay i had been looking at. I copied the first paragraph in the gcse as i remembered most of it and a few words and sentences throughout, i am reallt worried i may get plagiarised as i put some of their work in my essay and didn’t know it was wrong. i didnt know if i should have put a reference to a source but i didnt know i was at risk of it as i only learnt when looking it up as i was scared can anyone tell me what i should do or if i’m okay? i didn’t use any of the essay in my last two big paragraph points at all, i hinted at the essay in my two first points and used most sentences for my thesis at the start which was about 8 lines long. i would really like to get opinions on this as i am very scared, i don’t want to get a 0 as i tried very hard throughout the whole paper
Well it depends there’s two factors here:1) was it a real past paper because if it’s not your fine 2) if yes to part one did you use multiple sentences next to/word for word If yes to both then there’s a strong possibility yes
Original post by Olliver1016
Well it depends there’s two factors here:1) was it a real past paper because if it’s not your fine 2) if yes to part one did you use multiple sentences next to/word for word If yes to both then there’s a strong possibility yes


sorry what do you mean for point one?
Original post by user1892838737
just wondering, i previously used a practice essay for poetry power and conflict, today Kamikaze came up and it was the essay i had been looking at. I copied the first paragraph in the gcse as i remembered most of it and a few words and sentences throughout, i am reallt worried i may get plagiarised as i put some of their work in my essay and didn’t know it was wrong.
i didnt know if i should have put a reference to a source but i didnt know i was at risk of it as i only learnt when looking it up as i was scared can anyone tell me what i should do or if i’m okay?
i didn’t use any of the essay in my last two big paragraph points at all, i hinted at the essay in my two first points and used most sentences for my thesis at the start which was about 8 lines long.
i would really like to get opinions on this as i am very scared, i don’t want to get a 0 as i tried very hard throughout the whole paper


I think you'll be okay! It's just one paragraph so you should be okay, I wouldn't worry too much as I don't think anything will happen. Just try to relax now that English is over and don't worry too much until results day!
Original post by April.Showers
I think you'll be okay! It's just one paragraph so you should be okay, I wouldn't worry too much as I don't think anything will happen. Just try to relax now that English is over and don't worry too much until results day!


thank you so much! i’ve been worrying day and night
Original post by user1892838737
just wondering, i previously used a practice essay for poetry power and conflict, today Kamikaze came up and it was the essay i had been looking at. I copied the first paragraph in the gcse as i remembered most of it and a few words and sentences throughout, i am reallt worried i may get plagiarised as i put some of their work in my essay and didn’t know it was wrong.
i didnt know if i should have put a reference to a source but i didnt know i was at risk of it as i only learnt when looking it up as i was scared can anyone tell me what i should do or if i’m okay?
i didn’t use any of the essay in my last two big paragraph points at all, i hinted at the essay in my two first points and used most sentences for my thesis at the start which was about 8 lines long.
i would really like to get opinions on this as i am very scared, i don’t want to get a 0 as i tried very hard throughout the whole paper

Hi guys I'm kinda new to this website

Am I cooked or cooking in unseen poetry bare in mind I only want a 5 or a 6 in literature

I picked up on the smilie at the beginning of the poem comparing life to being like a ball. I associated the world ball with a light hearted game and was able to spot the use of a simile. I said that balls can be associated with games and in any game there is always a winner and a loser at the end. I said that those who aren't able to keep catching and hitting the ball are ultimately the losers in life as they cannot cope with the demands and that winners are those who are able to manage the stresses that come in day to day life.

I also went in on the use of a ... to mark the start of the nature part of the poem. I spoke about how it creates a contrast where the poem is about to change and builds up excitement for what is about to come next . I also zoomed in on the repetition of everything in the second half of the poem . I said that the reception is significant because they both juxtapose each other . One highlights how everything can often be too much for the mind and is a negative thing. However I said that the second everything highlights all the freedom and joy the beauty of nature can offer as an escape from day to day life


Will I be fine for a grade 6 obviously I went into more depth in my exam
Original post by georgebuckett77
Hi guys I'm kinda new to this website
Am I cooked or cooking in unseen poetry bare in mind I only want a 5 or a 6 in literature
I picked up on the smilie at the beginning of the poem comparing life to being like a ball. I associated the world ball with a light hearted game and was able to spot the use of a simile. I said that balls can be associated with games and in any game there is always a winner and a loser at the end. I said that those who aren't able to keep catching and hitting the ball are ultimately the losers in life as they cannot cope with the demands and that winners are those who are able to manage the stresses that come in day to day life.
I also went in on the use of a ... to mark the start of the nature part of the poem. I spoke about how it creates a contrast where the poem is about to change and builds up excitement for what is about to come next . I also zoomed in on the repetition of everything in the second half of the poem . I said that the reception is significant because they both juxtapose each other . One highlights how everything can often be too much for the mind and is a negative thing. However I said that the second everything highlights all the freedom and joy the beauty of nature can offer as an escape from day to day life
Will I be fine for a grade 6 obviously I went into more depth in my exam


I think your analysis is quite good did you zoom in on how the poem was how she is so focused and time consumed by her daily tasks like washing that she has no time to see nature, the true beauty in life, she envy’s how others have nothing to do and she is stuck working while nature is so peaceful, if you wrote what you said and more then i think you will definitely hit a grade 5-6 depending on what you wrote in section A and B
Original post by user1892838737
I think your analysis is quite good did you zoom in on how the poem was how she is so focused and time consumed by her daily tasks like washing that she has no time to see nature, the true beauty in life, she envy’s how others have nothing to do and she is stuck working while nature is so peaceful, if you wrote what you said and more then i think you will definitely hit a grade 5-6 depending on what you wrote in section A and B

I didn't really pick up on her jealousy of others but I did speak about how nature offers her an escape from the daily life and how her current life prevents her freedom when in nature
Original post by georgebuckett77
I didn't really pick up on her jealousy of others but I did speak about how nature offers her an escape from the daily life and how her current life prevents her freedom when in nature


that’s good as long as you linked her life with nature you will be able to get enough marks for a 5-6
Also for inspector calls I wrote about how

Inspector is a mouthpiece for Socialism and Priestlys views

How the inspector offers hope for the future by having an impression on Sheila and Eric and that his impact shows that capitalism can be countered and the younger generation can still be saved

How he highlights the weaknesses in a capitalist regime through his interrogations of the birlings


they were my main points
Original post by georgebuckett77
Also for inspector calls I wrote about how
Inspector is a mouthpiece for Socialism and Priestlys views
How the inspector offers hope for the future by having an impression on Sheila and Eric and that his impact shows that capitalism can be countered and the younger generation can still be saved
How he highlights the weaknesses in a capitalist regime through his interrogations of the birlings
they were my main points


i cant really help on inspector calls as i dont study it, do you remember what you did for poetry
Original post by user1892838737
i cant really help on inspector calls as i dont study it, do you remember what you did for poetry

Yeah I compared Kamikaze and Remains


Para 1 was about how they had both been lied to and didnt belong in war. The pilot in Kamikaze has been caught up in war propaganda and this is represented by a shaven head full of incantations . I linked this to ww2 were Japanese pilots were told suicide missions were the only way to turn the war. For remains I spoke about on another day we got sent out to tackle looters raiding a bank. I said tackle is light hearted and playful like a Childs sport. The soldiers were too young to understand the war and they shouldn't be there . I also said another symbolises that is was the case every day


Para 2 was about how the guilt followed them after the missions. I said the man acted as a symbol to his family for guilt throughout the rest of the poem . He was shunned by society and everyone ignored him . I said polysydenton represents how everyone in society ignored him and how this is the way that soldiers were treated at the time. For remains I spoke about the blood shadow on the street. I said the blood ie metaphorical and symbolises the guilt he will forever have after killing the looter. I also said shadow represents how the guilt will haunt him as a shadow always follows you around.


Para 3 was about the doubt that soldiers face when at war. I said that the kamikaze pilot shows doubt when the arcs his plane back in forth in the sky . This could be linked to the infinity symbol and show that the doubt will be in his mind forever. I also say how the sea was translucent which means see through and he can now see through all of lies that he was being fed by the government. I said that probably armed possibility not resembles the doubt and how the repetition emphasizes how the doubt will remain with him forever. Linked this to the physcological affects of war and also a reference to Simon armitage book the not dead
Original post by georgebuckett77
Yeah I compared Kamikaze and Remains
Para 1 was about how they had both been lied to and didnt belong in war. The pilot in Kamikaze has been caught up in war propaganda and this is represented by a shaven head full of incantations . I linked this to ww2 were Japanese pilots were told suicide missions were the only way to turn the war. For remains I spoke about on another day we got sent out to tackle looters raiding a bank. I said tackle is light hearted and playful like a Childs sport. The soldiers were too young to understand the war and they shouldn't be there . I also said another symbolises that is was the case every day
Para 2 was about how the guilt followed them after the missions. I said the man acted as a symbol to his family for guilt throughout the rest of the poem . He was shunned by society and everyone ignored him . I said polysydenton represents how everyone in society ignored him and how this is the way that soldiers were treated at the time. For remains I spoke about the blood shadow on the street. I said the blood ie metaphorical and symbolises the guilt he will forever have after killing the looter. I also said shadow represents how the guilt will haunt him as a shadow always follows you around.
Para 3 was about the doubt that soldiers face when at war. I said that the kamikaze pilot shows doubt when the arcs his plane back in forth in the sky . This could be linked to the infinity symbol and show that the doubt will be in his mind forever. I also say how the sea was translucent which means see through and he can now see through all of lies that he was being fed by the government. I said that probably armed possibility not resembles the doubt and how the repetition emphasizes how the doubt will remain with him forever. Linked this to the physcological affects of war and also a reference to Simon armitage book the not dead


you definitely got enough to get a grade 6 maybe even grade 7 if the grade boundaries are good! amazing work
Original post by user1892838737
you definitely got enough to get a grade 6 maybe even grade 7 if the grade boundaries are good! amazing work

are my points good and do I have too little para ? they are like a page and a bit long each
Original post by georgebuckett77
are my points good and do I have too little para ? they are like a page and a bit long each


yes as long as you backed up your great points with multiple quotations, if you embedded your quotes and used technical language along with your context you are looking at a grade 7 and above for that section
Original post by user1892838737
yes as long as you backed up your great points with multiple quotations, if you embedded your quotes and used technical language along with your context you are looking at a grade 7 and above for that section


your paragraphs are also a very good size, not too long but also way big enough to get all of the information that is vital for high marks
Original post by user1892838737
your paragraphs are also a very good size, not too long but also way big enough to get all of the information that is vital for high marks

For Macbeth I kind of let myself down though

I only really spoke about how she was powerful and didnt reference her loss of power at the end

Para 1 was just analysing her manipulative ways

Para 2 was on his she recognises she needs to turn to spirits to break free from the societal restraints associated with being a women at the time

Para 3 was on her and Mcabthe relationship and how it had been inverted
Original post by georgebuckett77
For Macbeth I kind of let myself down though
I only really spoke about how she was powerful and didnt reference her loss of power at the end
Para 1 was just analysing her manipulative ways
Para 2 was on his she recognises she needs to turn to spirits to break free from the societal restraints associated with being a women at the time
Para 3 was on her and Mcabthe relationship and how it had been inverted


i did a similar plan for macbeth and also forgot to reference her downfall, but it isn’t completely relevant to the question i know it offers an alternative viewpoint but i think we can still access high grades as long as your analysis and context was good
Original post by user1892838737
i did a similar plan for macbeth and also forgot to reference her downfall, but it isn’t completely relevant to the question i know it offers an alternative viewpoint but i think we can still access high grades as long as your analysis and context was good

that what I'm saying I was really worried if I spoke about her being powerless I wouldn't be answering the question
Original post by georgebuckett77
that what I'm saying I was really worried if I spoke about her being powerless I wouldn't be answering the question


yeah i thought i would be saying she is weak then contradicting myself so i thought it was better not to mention it, but my teacher said it’s okay either way if you didn’t or did reference her downfall

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