Poetry is a strong point in our class, we all feel quite confident about out ability to analyse poetry and this has been confirmed with some pleasing results in past papers. However, there is always room to improve, so take a look at some of the slides that we have used in class. They will help you with revising poetic techniques, planning and structuring your answer as well as the mark scheme (click images to enlarge)

In order to revise, why not attempt to explore one of the poems from a different cluster in your anthology. Attempt one of these questions:

How does Grace Nichols feel about her mother in ‘Praise song for my mother?’ (p. 56)

How does Ted Hughes present war in ‘Bayonet Charge?’ (p. 44)

How does William Blake present London in ‘London?’ (p. 28)