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  1. How Does Tennyson use Poetic Devices to Appeal to the Reader?

    He uses this in the poem, when talking about the curse that is upon the Lady of Shallot. One example is, 'The mirror crack'd from side to side'. This makes the reader realise there is something unusual and mysterious about the life of the Lady of Shallot. The reader may start to wonder what is happening, and by this point in the poem they have probably realised that the Lady of Shallot is cursed. It continues adding to an already mysterious atmosphere and subtly reminds the reader that she is cursed therefore continuing the theme and building the picture in the readers mind.

    • Word count: 2166
  2. The title of Crabbed Age and Youth is important because it gives us an idea of Deloneys view of age

    We know this because he says, ?age is weak and cold, ?age is lame? and ?age?s breath is short?. However if you were to interpret the poem to demonstrate a parent-child relationship, then the poem can be taken in a new, different way. Consequently ?age? would represent a parent and ?youth? would represent a child. You could say that due to the fact that the view is so stereotypical that the poem is written by someone young, because they have not experienced what it is like to be old.

    • Word count: 2120

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?
  • A comparative Analysis of Shall I Compare Thee

    "Both Poems are powered by the human drive to find a partner and are expressive of the poet's inner emotions around the mysterious forces of love and that of its subsidiary emotions. They are both at odds yet strangely similar, and that's what makes them so good to compare; they are linked to a core theme but are coming to a conclusion from two different perspectives and that's what makes them so useful when put together."

  • Discuss the opening of Paradise Lost, Book 1, commenting on the style, the focus on Satan and explaining Milton(TM)s stated purpose in writing Paradise Lost.

    "Milton tells the audience the reason why he created paradise lost in the exordium, which is the summary of content and is a typical feature of classic epics, such as the Odyssey and in plays by Shakespeare. He also wanted to write a Christian epic in English as he felt that the English language was important enough to be known all over the world, and in order to do that, there would have to be a great English epic. So, Milton wrote an epic about the biggest and most important subjects: Heaven, Hell, God, Satan, Man and His fall from paradise, and initially, the beginning of thime to the Last Judgement."

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