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English Literature

Before You Were Mine

Before You Were Mine: Test

Read this question carefully. It is similar to the type of question you will be asked in the exam.

Sample Question


Explore the ways that Carol Ann Duffy reflects on her mother's past and shows her affection for her in Before You Were Mine.

In answering this question you might comment on:

  • how language is used
  • the form and structure

Now have a go at answer the question, just as you would do in the exam.

  • Allow yourself ten minutes.
  • Remember Point - Quote - Comment (Make a point, support it with a quotation, and then explain how the quote reinforces the point you are making. )

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