Opening Lines<br />The 1914-1918 War (ii)<br />
The Poems<br /><ul><li>Recruiting
Joining the Colours
The Target
The Send-Off
Spring Offensive
The Bohemians
Lamentations
The Deserter
The Hero
The Falling Leaves
In Flanders Fields
The Seed-Merchant’s Son
The Parable of the Old Man and the Young
Spring in War-Time
Perhaps
Reported Missing</li></li></ul><li>Examination Appearances<br /><ul><li>Recruiting (2)
Joining the Colours (2)
The Target (2)
The Send-Off (1)
Spring Offensive (2)
The Bohemians (3)
Lamentations (5)
The Deserter (3)
The Hero (2)
The Falling Leaves (1)
In Flanders Fields (2)
The Seed-Merchant’s Son (2)
The Parable of the Old Man and the Young (3)
Spring in War-Time (2)
Perhaps (3)
Reported Missing (3)</li></li></ul><li>The Numbers Game<br /><ul><li>Recruiting (2)
Joining the Colours (2)
The Target (2)
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  1. 1. Opening Lines<br />The 1914-1918 War (ii)<br />
  2. 2. The Poems<br /><ul><li>Recruiting
  3. 3. Joining the Colours
  4. 4. The Target
  5. 5. The Send-Off
  6. 6. Spring Offensive
  7. 7. The Bohemians
  8. 8. Lamentations
  9. 9. The Deserter
  10. 10. The Hero
  11. 11. The Falling Leaves
  12. 12. In Flanders Fields
  13. 13. The Seed-Merchant’s Son
  14. 14. The Parable of the Old Man and the Young
  15. 15. Spring in War-Time
  16. 16. Perhaps
  17. 17. Reported Missing</li></li></ul><li>Examination Appearances<br /><ul><li>Recruiting (2)
  18. 18. Joining the Colours (2)
  19. 19. The Target (2)
  20. 20. The Send-Off (1)
  21. 21. Spring Offensive (2)
  22. 22. The Bohemians (3)
  23. 23. Lamentations (5)
  24. 24. The Deserter (3)
  25. 25. The Hero (2)
  26. 26. The Falling Leaves (1)
  27. 27. In Flanders Fields (2)
  28. 28. The Seed-Merchant’s Son (2)
  29. 29. The Parable of the Old Man and the Young (3)
  30. 30. Spring in War-Time (2)
  31. 31. Perhaps (3)
  32. 32. Reported Missing (3)</li></li></ul><li>The Numbers Game<br /><ul><li>Recruiting (2)
  33. 33. Joining the Colours (2)
  34. 34. The Target (2)
  35. 35. The Send-Off (1)
  36. 36. Spring Offensive (2)
  37. 37. The Bohemians (3)
  38. 38. Lamentations (5)
  39. 39. The Deserter (3)
  40. 40. The Hero (2)
  41. 41. The Falling Leaves (1)
  42. 42. In Flanders Fields (2)
  43. 43. The Seed-Merchant’s Son (2)
  44. 44. The Parable of the Old Man and the Young (3)
  45. 45. Spring in War-Time (2)
  46. 46. Perhaps (3)
  47. 47. Reported Missing (3)</li></li></ul><li>The Numbers Game<br /><ul><li>Recruiting (2)
  48. 48. Joining the Colours (2)
  49. 49. The Target (2)
  50. 50. The Send-Off (1)
  51. 51. Spring Offensive (2)
  52. 52. The Bohemians (3)
  53. 53. Lamentations (5)
  54. 54. The Deserter (3)
  55. 55. The Hero (2)
  56. 56. The Falling Leaves (1)
  57. 57. In Flanders Fields (2)
  58. 58. The Seed-Merchant’s Son (2)
  59. 59. The Parable of the Old Man and the Young (3)
  60. 60. Spring in War-Time (2)
  61. 61. Perhaps (3)
  62. 62. Reported Missing (3)</li></li></ul><li>The Questions<br /><ul><li>You must answer one question from a choice of three offered
  63. 63. You have 45 minutes to complete your answer
  64. 64. You can take your annotated copies into the exam
  65. 65. The questions require you to identify the similarities and differences between named poems written between 1914 and 1918
  66. 66. There are sometimes bullet points to guide your planning – use them!</li></li></ul><li>Example Paper<br />
  67. 67.
  68. 68. ‘ways in which’ = HOW?<br /><ul><li>In your answer you will be expected to comment on HOW the poets explore one or more of the following:</li></li></ul><li>Experiences of War - examples<br />How is the fear of the soldiers brought powerfully to life for you in these two poems? (June 2008)<br />What thoughts and feelings about death in wartime do the poets memorably convey to you in any TWO of the following poems? (June 2008)<br />What differences do the poets show you between what young men expected of war and what they found, in Recruiting (Mackintosh) and Joining the Colours (Hinkson)? (January 2008)<br />
  69. 69. People Affected by War - examples<br />How do the poets help you to understand the effects of war on individuals in any TWO of the following poems? (June 2007)<br />Explore the ways in which the poets write movingly about the loss of family members, in TWO of the following poems (January 2007)<br />What do you find memorable about the portrayal of relationships between fathers and sons in The Parable of the Old Man and the Young (Owen) and The Seed-Merchant’s Son (Herbertson)? (June 2008)<br />
  70. 70. Descriptions of War - examples<br />How do the poets’ descriptions of the natural world vividly convey their personal feelings in these two poems? (January 2007)<br />What do you find memorable about the ways in which the poets portray death in war in these two poems? (June 2007)<br />How are the horrors of war brought powerfully to life for you in Spring Offensive (Owen) and The Deserter (Letts)? (January 2007)<br />
  71. 71. There are a limited number of questions topics that can be asked BUT:<br /><ul><li>You must know the poems well
  72. 72. You must have an appreciation of their shared and distinctive features
  73. 73. You must be able to create focused comparative commentaries under timed conditions</li></li></ul><li>
  74. 74. Analysing poems<br />Setting<br />Form & Structure<br />Themes<br />Poem<br />Images<br />Context<br />Narrative voice<br />Language<br />Aural features<br />
  75. 75. <ul><li>Stanzas & line order
  76. 76. Metre & rhythm
  77. 77. Rhyme
  78. 78. Repetition
  79. 79. Punctuation
  80. 80. Enjambement
  81. 81. Grammar</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Symbol
  82. 82. Simile
  83. 83. Metaphor
  84. 84. Personification</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Vocabulary
  85. 85. Lexical fields
  86. 86. Connotations</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Alliteration
  87. 87. Assonance
  88. 88. Onomatopoeia</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>1st / 2nd / 3rd person
  89. 89. Past / present tense
  90. 90. Viewpoint</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Historical
  91. 91. Political
  92. 92. Social
  93. 93. Cultural</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Time
  94. 94. Place</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Author’s agenda
  95. 95. Concerns
  96. 96. Message</li></li></ul><li>Look for patterns of similarity and difference<br />Between the two poems<br />
  97. 97. Useful Vocabulary - Compare<br /><ul><li>Both poets...
  98. 98. In each case...
  99. 99. The texts share...
  100. 100. Neither poem...
  101. 101. Similarly...
  102. 102. Both texts...</li></li></ul><li>Useful Vocabulary - Contrast<br /><ul><li>Whereas...
  103. 103. While (text A)..., (text B)...
  104. 104. Although...
  105. 105. In contrast...
  106. 106. On the other hand...</li></li></ul><li>More Useful Vocabulary<br /><ul><li>Poet / narrator / writer
  107. 107. Text / poem / piece
  108. 108. Uses employs
  109. 109. Shows reflects
  110. 110. Causes us to feel evokes
  111. 111. Emphasises / draws attention to /suggests / implies / creates a sense of</li></li></ul><li>More Useful Vocabulary<br /><ul><li>It is significant that...
  112. 112. It should be remembered that...
  113. 113. Sympathy pathos
  114. 114. Contrasts juxtaposes
  115. 115. Satire
  116. 116. Everyday speech colloquialisms
  117. 117. Propaganda</li></li></ul><li>More Useful Vocabulary<br /><ul><li>Patriotism
  118. 118. Naivety
  119. 119. Disillusionment
  120. 120. Esprit de corps
  121. 121. Irony</li></li></ul><li>Writing under timed conditions<br /><ul><li>Interrogate the question & identify keywords
  122. 122. Select poems if appropriate
  123. 123. Plan answer using 2 poem grid which directly responds to the terms of the question</li></li></ul><li>Writing under timed conditions<br />
  124. 124. Writing under timed conditions<br /><ul><li>Write your response ensuring that you:</li></ul>afford equal commentary to both texts<br />use P.E.E. Paragraphs<br />adopt focused analytical expression <br />use evidence from the text to support your ideas<br />remain legible!<br />Keep an eye on the time!<br />
  125. 125. Writing under timed conditions<br /><ul><li>Check your response for technical accuracy and sense by reading through </li></li></ul><li>Timings<br /><ul><li>Planning – 10 minutes
  126. 126. Writing – 30 minutes
  127. 127. Checking – 5 minutes </li>

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