AS and A Level: Poetry

2,756 AS and A Level Poetry essays

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  1. Marked by a teacher

    Journeying in Hardy's "At Castle Boterel"

    5 star(s)

    An excellent essay, which demonstrates understanding of how poetic technique and subject matter are intricately linked and used to craft and create meaning. The writer understands and can explain the…

    • Essay length: 1537 words
    • Submitted: 03/11/2009
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Val Shore 21/03/2012
  2. Marked by a teacher

    Larkin is often portrayed as being obsessed by death, but High Windows is as much about life as it is about death. How true do you find this statement?

    5 star(s)

    This is, in many ways, a very good essay that responds sensitively to Larkin's poetry. Its problem is that it never really engages directly with the question, making a…

    • Essay length: 1393 words
    • Submitted: 03/03/2008
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Tony Scola 04/04/2012
  3. Marked by a teacher

    Compare the presentation of the psychological effects of war on the individual in 'Regeneration' and 'Journey's End'.

    5 star(s)

    ***** 5 stars.

    This is an outstanding essay. Beautifully written, well structured with topic sentences at the beginning of each paragraph. Shows knowledge and understanding of main themes of…

    • Essay length: 2659 words
    • Submitted: 28/01/2005
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Katie Dixon 05/07/2013
  4. Marked by a teacher

    The idea of the experiment is to determine which equation is correct. There are 2 equations of CuCo3 and I have to find out which gases are given off when CuCo3 is given off.

    5 star(s)

    There is a lot of information in this assignment. It sometimes could do with organising and subtitling to lead the reader through the different sections, but it's a good and…

    • Essay length: 1517 words
    • Submitted: 18/11/2003
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Lindsay Taverner 02/05/2012
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    Using 'Ode on Melancholy' and one other, examine how Keats uses language to explore his muses

    4 star(s)

    This is a very knowledgeable, perceptive commentary, which refers frequently and accurately to both poems. It might have been interesting to have compared them more directly and address the importance…

    • Essay length: 1194 words
    • Submitted: 03/02/2005
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Val Shore 30/11/2013
    • Reviewed by: (?) lordharvey 03/07/2012
  6. Marked by a teacher

    Tear, idle tears. analyse, with close reference to the poem, how the author deals with the subject of loss

    4 star(s)

    4 STARS

    This is a well written and detailed essay which makes some perceptive comments and clearly understands the poet's intentions when crafting the poem. Good use of appropriate…

    • Essay length: 1086 words
    • Submitted: 13/08/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Katie Dixon 16/07/2013
    • Awarding body: OCR (for A-levels)
  7. Marked by a teacher

    Critical Analysis- Praise Song for my Mother by Grace Nichols

    4 star(s)

    There are some good points made in this essay and contextual factors are also considered. The point and the evidence are normally secure but the explanations need to be developed…

    • Essay length: 824 words
    • Submitted: 19/04/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater 04/07/2013
  8. Marked by a teacher

    Explain how the poets of Happy is England Now in the anthology Up the Line to Death present World War I

    4 star(s)

    This is a thoughtful, well-structured essay, demonstrating genuine interest in the poems and World War One. Contextual knowledge is evident and usually used effectively, and there is some pertinent poetic…

    • Essay length: 2201 words
    • Submitted: 06/01/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Lucy Foss/Snell 05/02/2012
  9. Marked by a teacher

    Critical appreciation of the poem "Old Ladies' Home" by Sylvia Plath with reference to the presentation of old age

    4 star(s)

    This is a good essay, demonstrating understanding of and engagement with the poem. Detailed analysis is evident throughout, using appropriate quotes to support points. There are a few points for…

    • Essay length: 1134 words
    • Submitted: 02/11/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Lucy Foss 23/07/2013
  10. Marked by a teacher

    Exploration Of Poetic Technique In 'HuntIng Snake' By Judith Wright

    4 star(s)

    Some excellent detailed analysis explored in this essay, demonstrating a very close reading and genuine enjoyment in exploring the poem. Textual evidence is used frequently and ideas are developed and…

    • Essay length: 1745 words
    • Submitted: 23/09/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Lucy Foss 29/05/2013

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