Saving Section C: Unseen comparison poetry (AO2 only) | mrhansonsenglish

Saving Section C: Unseen comparison poetry (AO2 only) | mrhansonsenglish

This week, we’ve been feeding back on the mock exam. We found the two section C poems for the comparison question quite difficult and for the comparison ended up talking more about the ideas in the poem than the language. We’ve called this our ‘Saving Private Ryan’ question: there were bodies everywhere with only a few brave souls clinging on to the Czech hedgehogs (yep, I had to look it up!) with their brief analyses of language for survival. It’s not that we couldn’t do it, it’s just that the landing craft stopped too soon and … oh, I can’t take this metaphor any further. Fact is, we forgot…

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