Today, we have been practising writing up developed analytical paragraphs for various questions in the Character and Voice poetry cluster. We started by reminding ourselves of features to compare:


Then we looked at the mark scheme:

mark scheme poetry

And Ms Ryan modelled an example paragraph:

Practise paragraph

We then worked, mostly in pairs, on different exam questions seeing how we could meet the requirements of the assessment: embed quotations, make imaginative comparisons, comment on language/structure/themes/ideas. Here are a few examples of what we came up with:

Compare imagery in On a Portrait of a Deaf Man and Medusa…

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Compare structure in My Last Duchess and Singh Song!

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Rhea was late, but managed to write a detailed comparison of imagery in Les Grand Seigneurs, building on Ms Ryan’s model paragraph from the start of the lesson:

Rhea - Imagery


Overall, Ms Ryan was very impressed with the quality of our work and hopes that we can continue creating such detailed comparisons of the poems as part of our revision programme.