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UNSEEN POETRY FOR AQA GCSE ENGLISH LITERATURE UNIT 2

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V Denman

on 24 March 2014

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Transcript of UNSEEN POETRY FOR AQA GCSE ENGLISH LITERATURE UNIT 2

UNSEEN POETRY
CONCLUSION
THIS SHOULD CONSIST OF 5-7 PARAGRAPHS (HOW MANY DEPENDS ON HOW QUICKLY YOU WRITE/HOW DETAILED YOUR ANALYSIS IS)
USE SHORT QUOTATIONS
to plan...
look for the powerful words and phrases in the poem
GCSE English Literature Unit 2: Task 2
INTRODUCTION
provide an overview - WHAT IS THE POEM ABOUT?
one sentence is enough
Give a personal view - use 'I think...', 'I found this very moving...' etc
Start with 'In conclusion...' - signposting makes it easy for your examiner to see that you know what you are doing
return to the words of the task
provide a meta-level comment if you can see that the poem has a greater level of meaning
allow yourself to
respond
EMOTIONALLY
MAIN BODY
USE SHORT QUOTATIONS
IDENTIFY TECHNIQUES AND THEN ANALYSE THEIR EFFECTIVENESS
WRITE DETAILED, LAYERED ANALYSIS
LINK WITHIN AND BETWEEN PARAGRAPHS
HOT TIPS
underline these and make some brief notes on the examination paper
take time to THINK
leave 35 minutes to respond to this task
no more than two sentences
eg Here the poet's use of
metaphor

creates an poignant
tone
, eliciting
the reader's sympathy.
eg furthermore, however, this metaphor is extended in the next stanza by...
sometimes just one word is even enough, usually just a few
Ask yourself 'How is this
trying to make me FEEL?'
QUICKLY SCAN THE EXAM
PAPER BEFORE YOU BEGIN
YOU DECIDE WHICH QUESTION TO COMPLETE FIRST - BUT KEEP
AN EYE ON THE TIME!
don't overrun
EASY!
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