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    Discuss the Ways in Which the Poets Convey the Loss of Human Dignity in 'Refugee Blues' and 'Disabled'

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    4 stars ****
    This is an excellent essay in many ways. It is beautifully written and the writer understands the poets' messages.
    Well selected quotes support statements.
    Mature and reflective…

    • Essay length: 1902 words
    • Submitted: 08/01/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Katie Dixon 10/05/2013
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    Lady of Shalott Analysis

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    There begins to be some could analysis of language, structure and form in this essay; however at times the analysis is a bit superficial and the characters and narrative could…

    • Essay length: 1545 words
    • Submitted: 06/02/2010
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater 17/09/2013
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    compare the way love is presented in 'valentine' and 'sonnet130'

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    This essay includes some very strong analysis of each poem; however the title suggests a comparative piece and these poems aren't really being compared in this essay but instead analysed…

    • Essay length: 1539 words
    • Submitted: 15/04/2009
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater 08/05/2013
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    Analysis of "Seven Ages of Man" by William Shakespeare.

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    There is some good analysis of language in this essay and a clear understanding of the words is shown. It is important to analyse a text at word, sentence and…

    • Essay length: 1055 words
    • Submitted: 18/11/2008
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater 13/05/2013
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    Analysis of "Preludes" by Thomas Sterns Elliot.

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    This essay makes some very good points and analyses language well. I would like to see further exploration of structure and tome and consideration of these points alongside the observations…

    • Essay length: 2403 words
    • Submitted: 18/11/2008
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater 13/05/2013
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    Carpet Weavers Morocco

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    This essay shows a good understanding of the contextual factors that influenced the writing of this poem. There is some good analysis of language and form; however analysis of the…

    • Essay length: 589 words
    • Submitted: 28/04/2008
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater 13/05/2013
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    In the Snack Bar.

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    There is some good analysis of the language choices used in this poem but there needs to be further exploration of the way structure and form is used to shape…

    • Essay length: 877 words
    • Submitted: 02/03/2004
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater 17/09/2013
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    A case of murder.

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    This essay makes some apt points; however as a response it is underdeveloped and the number of points covered is limited. When analysing a poem it is really important to…

    • Essay length: 752 words
    • Submitted: 07/02/2008
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater 22/08/2013
  9. Is Beowulf an ideal Hero?

    • Essay length: 493 words
    • Submitted: 15/04/2012

Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • Compare two poems from other cultures

    "Conclusion The "Hurricane hits England" is mainly talking about a woman travelling by boat to England from British Guiana. The hurricane that woman witnessed was very violent and destructive, yet it has created something positive inside the woman and given her hope of being accepted in her new homeland. She finds the hurricane liberating as well as disturbing: she "rides the mystery" of the storm, and feels that a "frozen lake" inside her is being broken up. The author is very effective in explaining how worried she is moving to a completely strange country. The "Half-Caste" poem talks about what does half-caste mean? John Agard tries to get the point across that half-castes are perceived as half a person, but later in the poem the author says they are in fact a whole person. The poem relies on comparisons to make us see how wrong it is to judge things that are in contrasting colours as only "half" worthy. He uses examples of great and famous artists like Picasso and Tchaikovsky. The author is effective in describing that half-castes are not "half a person" and how he dislikes the phrase half-caste."

  • Compare the poets(TM) attitudes to child/parent relationships in two or more of your choice.

    "I think that women can relate to both of these poems, and the poets achieve this in different ways. They cover the themes of life, excitement, evolution, new starts, mystery, confrontations; relationships and the struggle that comes with love which many women experience when pregnant. Consequently, 'You're,' relates to the baby being in the womb and the anticipation of the birth, which I think is the most effective theme in this poem. To sum up, 'Catrin,' I would say that to make relationships work you need to work at them and with all kinds of love, there comes difficulties. These poems may seem very similar on the surface, but if you look in more detail, they have many differences."

  • Discuss the Ways the Poet Explores the Theme of Social Injustice in Caged Bird

    "In conclusion, I think that the poet effectively explored the theme of social injustice and indicated the situation of her race by applying different techniques. One way is by creating rhyme and half rhyme. Secondly, is by using enjambment and rhythm. Another way is by using metaphors and imagery. And last but not least, is by the literal meaning of the whole metaphor. Written by: Fajer A."

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