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Prescribed Poetry: Things To Remember

Finally, keep these basic things in mind when answering your prescribed poetry question:

Six poems

The markers are told to look for evidence that you have studied six poems in your answer. There are two ways to do this:

  1. Use examples from six poems
  2. If you do not want to focus on six poems you can list six poems in your introduction.

What’s the poem about?

Introduce each poem when you focus on it for the first time, such as what the poet is focusing on here.

Use of I

Give your personal opinion regardless of the question.

Don’t focus... (More)

Macbeth: Act 1, Scene 2 – Summary & Analysis

The play then switches to King Duncan of Scotland’s military camp, located close to his palace in Forres. The king speaks to a wounded captain (who was wounded helping the King’s son Malcolm escape the fighting), seeking an update regarding the Scots’ battle with the Irish invaders who are led by Macdonwald, a rebel. The captain tells the king how the Scottish general Macbeth and Banquo bravely overcame Macdonwald, with Macbeth killing Macdonwald and placing the rebel’s head on the castle’s battlements. The thane of Ross then enters as the the captain is taken away to be treated to, revealing... (More)

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The Ambition of Macbeth

The ambition of the character Macbeth in Shakespeare's play "Macbeth" is a driving force that ultimately leads to his downfall. At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is a respected and successful general in the Scottish army, but he becomes consumed by his desire for power and position.

Upon receiving a prophecy from three witches that he will one day be the King of Scotland, Macbeth becomes ambitious and begins to plot his rise to the throne. He becomes convinced that the only way to fulfill the prophecy is to kill King Duncan and take his place as ruler. Despite... (More)

Macbeth is responsible for his own downfall – Essay

Macbeth, despite influences of the witches and Lady Macbeth, is responsible for his downfall. In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, Macbeth is a tragic hero who destroys himself by his own wicked and selfish ambitions. At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is portrayed as a courageous, noble hero of Scotland who has bravely won the war. As the story continues, Macbeth soon becomes a tyrant king who is willing to murder anyone who becomes a threat to his kingdom.

As the play begins, Macbeth proves himself to be a hero as he demonstrates his bravery and courage. He is praised... (More)