The question in the exam might ask you to compare the attitude toward an old woman and her life in the Song of the Old Mother with those in one other pre-1914 poem and two post-1914 poems of your choice.
What might you want to say about the poet's attitude to the Old Mother in this poem? Briefly note down some points that you would want to include in your essay, then compare your ideas with those in our sample answer on the next page.
You will probably not have included all of these points, and will also have some of your own that are not mentioned here! Of course, all the ideas referred to in the Comparison Revision Bite would be useful too. Remember that any point is valid if you can back it up with evidence from the text.
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