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Higher Essay Poem

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


    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

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    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.

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

    Ok thank you smiley - smiley

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