All entries for March 2009
March 27, 2009
To help you prepare for your exams, I’ve listed a few tips and helpful links. We will be discussing revision in more detail in our final two seminars.
Click here for a list of suggested topics you may like to consider
Click here to see some past RVP exam papers. Note that in your exam, you are not allowed to substantially repeat information that you included in your assessed essays.
Make sure that you are familar with some the poems we have looked at through the course of the seminar series and the contextual background of these poems
Practice your close reading skills by analysing some poems you are less famiilar with
Familarise yourself with the terminology used to discuss poetry and the use of certain techniques to create particular effects. James Fenton’s An Introduction to English Poetry and Rhian Williams’ The Poetry Toolkit are both excellent guides. Whilst Fenton’s book will guide you in your consideration of form, Williams’ book contains several examples of close poetic analysis.
March 10, 2009
This is just another reminder to come to this week’s seminar fully prepared. You can find the poems which are not included in the Anthology either on the department’s website. Please print these off and bring them with you along with comments or questions about them.
See you on Thursday