English  permalink

Higher Essay Poem

This discussion has been closed.

Messages: 1 - 3 of 3
  • Message 1. 

    Posted by U15708662 (U15708662) on Sunday, 19th May 2013

    Hi,

    I was wondering, for the question:

    "Choose a poem in which there is effective use of one or more of the following: verse form, rhythm, rhyme, repetition, sound. Show how the poet effectively uses the feature(s) to enhance your appreciation of the poem as a whole."

    My poem is "Hotel Room, 12th Floor" by Norman MacCaig and in the second stanza the speaker describes what he is able to hear from his hotel room. Does this count as an effective use of sound? Or by sound do they mean something else?

    Thank you

    Report message1

  • Message 2

    , in reply to message 1.

    Posted by bitesize_english_teacher (U15197928) on Sunday, 19th May 2013

    Yes, this would count. You should talk about the figures of speech that relate to sound such as alliteration and onomatopoeia.

    Remember that in this as in all critical essay questions you must not only talk about one feature but show how it relates to the poem AS A WHOLE. In this case you might explain how the sounds described relate to the theme of violence.

    Report message2

  • Message 3

    , in reply to message 2.

    Posted by U15708662 (U15708662) on Sunday, 19th May 2013

    Ok thank you smiley - smiley

    Report message3

Back to top

About this Board

The Bitesize messageboards have now closed

or register to take part in a discussion.


The message board is currently closed for posting.

The boards are now closed

This messageboard is pre-moderated.

Find out more about this board's House Rules

Search this Board

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.