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As with any exam task, you should balance using your own ideas to engage critically with the text with, maintaining a strong focus on the requirements of the question. Before you start, ensure that you have an excellent range of subject terminology to hand, and then let your critical approach be guided by the assessment objectives for that exam section. On unseen poetry questions, most exam papers assess your analysis of language, structure and form.

Read the poem twice. During your first reading, identify the message, key themes, the speaker and subject of the poem. On your second read, look... (More)

Poetry Terms and Definitions with examples

Alliteration

Definition: The repetition of the beginning consonant sounds of neighboring words within a line.

Example: “Some Song Sung” or “Heap” and “Recent”.

Assonance

Definition: The relatively close use of the same or similar vowel sounds but with different end consonants.

Example: “White and Shining” or “Heap and Recent”.

Consonance

Definition: The close repetition of the same end consonants, but with differing vowel sounds coming before.

Example: “Downtown and Unbound”.

Enjambment

Definition: The continuation of the sense of a sentence of phrase beyond the end of a line.

End Rhyme

Definition: A... (More)

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Owen
Junior Cert Student

Romeo and Juliet theme

The most important theme in Romeo and Juliet is love. It is demonstrated by many characters.

The love of Romeo for Juliet and her love for him is a central theme of the play. On both sides it's a love at first sight and involves total commitment. On there second meeting she declared her Unconditional Love for him. Romeo's love for her is equally intense he cannot bear the thought of separation from her.

In Romeo and Juliet, love is violent, ecstatic, overpowering force that supersedes all other values, loyalties and emotions. In the course of the play, The Young... (More)

Hi,

I've come across this thing as well, I have good punctuation etc. but my English teacher would always have something to say bad about it.

Best advice I can give you is to try refences and take phrase from books and try write in a conversational style if possible, it really impresses. 

Hope that helps, best of look!