Anthology Poems at a glance: Meaning (M), Context (C), Quotes ...

Anthology Poems at a glance: Meaning (M), Context (C), Quotes ...

AQA POWER & CONFLICT KO Vocabulary Sorrowful Conscience Tempestuous Corruption Terminology Definition Imagery visually descriptive or figurative language Simile comparison between two things using like or as Arrogant Power Metaphor a comparison as if a thing is something else Poignant Philosophical Onomatopoeia words that sound like their meaning Political Significance Symbolism the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities Endemic Delusion Noun the name of something Personification Giving human qualities to inanimate objects Problematic Youthful Adjective a word used to describe Encouraging Renaissance Verb a word used to describe an action Articulating Elegance Adverb often ly words which describes how things are done Nightmarish Emotional Pronoun Pronouns are used instead of names Rejection Commanding Connotations implied or suggested meanings of words or phrases Subverting Impotence Violent Symbolic Stereotypical Transience Confessional Traumatic Juxtaposition Oxymoron placing contrasting ideas close together in a text using two terms together, that normally contradict each other SKILLS Vocabulary Repetition when words or phrases are used more than once in texts Bereavement Desperation Enjambment incomplete sentences at the end of lines in poetry, where the line runs into the next line Defiance Despair Caesura a break in the middle of a line of poem using punctuation (. , : ; ) Government Distress Identity Flashbacks End-stopping punctuation at the end of a line of poetry Rhythm A recurring beat in the poem Heroic Memories Stanzas the way verses are structured Fearful Sympathising Assonance repetition of vowel sounds. Counteracting Stealth Consonance Repetition of consonant sounds. Blame Guilt Analysis Points: Link to the question Link to the terminology (Lang/Structure evaluating choice) Short Quote(s) Explain meaning and effect both obvious and hidden (explicit and implicit) Zoom in on words/explore connotations and effect Suggest what other readers might think/feel (offering an alternative opinion) Link to the writers intentions (step out from the close analysis to give an overview of meaning) Explore a linking quote/supporting idea COMPARISON SKILLS:

Link to the question for both texts stating the similarity or difference, Give a quote which links to your idea from poem 1 Explain briefly what the quote means Use comparative connectives in your answer to then explain a quote from poem 2 and HOW the quotes are different or the same and what they make you think EXAM REQUIREMENTS 30 mark question You will have one poem in front of you and will need to choose your comparison poem carefully and use your memory to compare it to the poem in front of you COMPARISON POEM ESSAY 45 mins (including planning time) Intro link to question. Explain the overall meaning of the poem briefly. Mention time period/context. Throughout the essay choose relevant quotes from the poem and analyse the language, structure and effect of these quotes and then how they link to examples and analysis from the comparison poem you have selected. You must use connectives of comparison. Refer to the question and link to the context regularly. Comparison Connectives Tentative Phrases Similarly In contrast /Contrastingly Could Maybe In the same way On the other hand Might Possibly Also However May Perhaps OZYMANDIAS antique land frownwrinkled lipsneer the hand that mocked king of kings lone and level sands stretched far away LONDON chartered street chartered Thames marks in every face marks of weakness, marks of woe in every x 5 blackning Churches appals plagues the marriage hearses EXPOSURE Merciless iced east winds that knife us Attacks once more in ranks on ranks of shivering ranks of grey sudden successive flights of bullets streak the silence Slowly our ghosts drag home; All their eyes are ice EXCERPT FROM THE PRELUDE I unloosed her chains Proud of his skill heaving like a swan a huge peak, black and huge There hung a darkness, call it solitude Or blank desertion STORM ON THE ISLAND MY LAST DUCHESS Looking as if she were alive. none puts by the curtain that I have drawn for you, but I spot of joy I gave commands; then all smiles stopped of mine for dowry BAYONET CHARGE The wizened earth has never troubled us Raise a tragic chorus in a gale his sweat heavy Exploding comfortably down on the cliffs Spits like a tame cat turned savage bombarded by the empty air was he the hand pointing that second? threw up a yellow hare that rolled like a flame King, honour, human dignity etcetc WAR PHOTOGRAPHER spools of suffering set out in ordered rows ordinary pain the blood stained into foreign dust a hundred agonies in black and white the readers eyeballs prick with tears between the bath and pre-lunch beers TISSUE Paper that lets the light shine through pages smoothed and stroked and turned they fall away on a sigh Trace a grand design living tissue The patriotic tear that had brimmed in his eye CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE half a league, Valley of death Stormd at with shot and shell When can their glory fade? Rode the six hundred and Noble six hundred! REMAINS legs it up the road I see every round as it rips through his life tosses his guts back into his body blood-shadow stays on the street his bloody life in my bloody hands THE EMIGREE my memory of it is sunlight-clear it may be sick with tyrants That childs vocabularybanned by the state I have no passport My shadow falls as evidence of sunlight CONTEXT: for each of the poems think about; how different audiences would have perceived the poems; think about the obvious clues in the poem to suggest something about the political, historical or social context; think about what you know about the poet. POPPIES spasms of paper red all my words, flattened, rolled, turned into felt skirting the church yard walls, my stomach busy leaned against it like a wishbone The dove pulled freely against the sky, CHECKIN OUT ME HISTORY Dem tell em Blind me to my own identity Dick Whittington and he cat But Toussaint LOuverture hopeful stream to freedom river I carving out me identity KAMIKAZEE for a one-way journey little fishing boats strung out like bunting built cairns of pearl-grey pebbles he no longer existed Which had been the better way to die

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