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:
And Ms Ryan modelled an example 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…
Compare structure in My Last Duchess and Singh Song!
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:
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.