Unit 3 Section A. Unseen – 1 hour 15 (including 15 minutes annotation/planning) 40 marks /total 100 AO1= 10 AO2=30. Structuring your answer – 2 models.
Unseen – 1 hour 15
(including 15 minutes annotation/planning)
40 marks /total 100
AO1= 10 AO2=30
Sometimes easier in timed conditions but risk is you may forget to make enough AO2 points (worth 30/40 marks)
2. After an introduction, you write specifically about the poet’s use of: form, structure, rhythm and rhyme, lexis and grammar, literary devices, sound devices
Sometimes harder in timed conditions but forces you to specifically focus on AO2 (worth 30/40 marks)
Do I need quotes? It would be excellent to embed one or two short quotes deftly to anchor your interpretation (AO1) to the poem in this introduction.
Form –identifying a poem’s genre and the conventions of that genre
e.g ‘ The poem is written as a Shakespearean sonnet with three quatrains and a rhyming couple which is an appropriate form for the theme of....’
e.g ‘The form that Valerie Bloom has created for 'Granny Is' is built on rhyming quatrains with an added line to act as a refrain - at the end of the stanza – which serves to....’
rhyme scheme at all.
Paradox: usually a literal contradiction of terms or situations
Situational Irony: an unmailed letter
Dramatic Irony: audience has more information or greater perspective than the characters
Verbal Irony: saying one thing but meaning another