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Yr11 Litpoetry 5/2/08


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Yr11 Litpoetry 5/2/08

  1. 1. Objectives: <ul><li>To understand the nature of the Literature exam, with a focus on Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>To understand the key AOs </li></ul><ul><li>To begin to explore Seamus Heaney’s ‘Digging’ </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is happening in these two pictures? What is your perception of the people, places and ‘events’?
  3. 3. Reading: ‘ The Boy with a Cloud in His Hand’
  4. 4. The Literature Exam: <ul><li>1 ¾ Hours </li></ul><ul><li>Choice of 2 questions on ‘Of Mice and Men’ – 27 marks </li></ul><ul><li>Choice of 2 questions on the Lit poems – 36 marks </li></ul>
  5. 5. You must: <ul><li>Refer to 4 poems, showing skills of cross reference </li></ul><ul><li>Include a poem by Heaney, Clarke and pre-1914 </li></ul><ul><li>However, it does not have to be an ‘even split’ – ie: you may focus more on one or two poems than the others. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The AOs: <ul><li>Critical, sensitive response to the poems using textual evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Explore how language, structure and forms contribute to meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Consider different approaches and interpretations </li></ul><ul><li>Explore and evaluate relationships and comparisons within and between the poems </li></ul>
  7. 7. The questions: <ul><li>Will name at least one poem </li></ul><ul><li>Will give you a choice of others to compare/contrast </li></ul><ul><li>Will be in various formats </li></ul><ul><li>Will refer to a key theme and expect you to explore it using 4 poems </li></ul>
  8. 8. Approach: <ul><li>Feelings, attitudes and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Structure and form </li></ul><ul><li>Language (poetic devices and effect) </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on similarities and differences </li></ul><ul><li>POP and further thoughts </li></ul>
  9. 9. Heaney: <ul><li>Born to RC farming family in Northern Ireland in 1939 </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry concerns rural life, how people change as they mature, and death </li></ul><ul><li>Tried to relate thoughts and feelings about how he felt about political events in NI without becoming propagandist </li></ul>
  10. 10. ‘ Digging’ By Seamus Heaney
  11. 11. So, it’s just about a bloke digging then?