Understanding Poems of the Decade for a Level Edexcel Poetry (2nd Edition)

Gavin's Guide to the 20 Set Poems for 2018 and 2019 Students Taking English Literature

Author: Gavin Smithers

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform



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The step up from GCSE to A level poetry analaysis can seem daunting. This clearly written study guide aims to bridge the gap. It includes a detailed analysis of all 20 poems from the Forward Anthology which Edexcel candidates need to study. This study guide is for students sitting exams in 2018 and 2019. It is designed for students who are either moving straight from GSCE to A level (and thus not sitting AS levels in Year 12) and also for students who have taken AS level in Year 12 and are now preparing for their final A level exams in Year 13. (There is a separate volume for Year 12 AS students. Do not buy both!) At A level, the task centres on comparing a poem from the anthology with an unseen poem which will be given to you at the start of the exam. It is a tall order! This guide contains specific instructions on how to react sensibly and effectively when confronted with an unseen poem. It takes the view that, by thoroughly getting under the skin (and into the head) of the writer's of these poems, you will be able to answer your exam question with confidence. Get the book when you begin to study the poems in class and you will be able to use it to support you with homework assignments. Written by an expert - Gavin is a tutor and also author of many other Gavin's Guide study guides - everything is designed to support your study and exam success. *Gain confidence at how to unpick the language and style contemporary poets choose. *Identify key themes. * Discover how to link two poems together *Improve your essay writing Gavin Smithers is a private tutor working in the Cotswolds. His popular series of Gavin's Guides, which have now sold many thousands of copies, aim to help you raise your exam grade - and enjoy studying English Literature that bit more.