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Cyfarthfa High School (2007) ‘COUSIN KATE’ COURSEWORK SPELLING Simile Metaphor Rhyme Stanza Title Rhetorical Narrator Beautiful Dirt Repeated Cousin Alienated Until Rossetti Prettier Probably Sentence Cheated Describes Victorian Patience Contraception Really Rejected Maiden Might Citizen Desperately Convinced Society Seducing Unfortunately Responsibility Bastard Farce Materialistic Marriage Disgraced Attention Neighbours Portrayal Insincere Other Guidance • When quoting poetry that is more than a line, set it out as follows: ‘Why did the great lord find me out, And praise my flaxen hair?’ It has to be written as it appears in the poem not like: ‘Why did the great lord find me out, And praise my flaxen hair?’ You get good marks for incorporating one word into a sentence e.g. ‘outcast’. REMEMBER QUOTATION MARKS “outcast” or ‘outcast’. Single or double speech marks - either is fine as long as you are consistent throughout. • Stanza not verse! • You should not quote more than about two lines at a time – don’t put in full stanzas! • Don’t confuse ‘no’ and ‘know’, ‘Ashamed’ and ‘shamed’, ‘weren’t’ and wasn’t’, ‘choose’ and ‘chose’. • Don’t use sub- headings e.g. Introduction, verse 1 etc. • Don’t mistake Rossetti for the ‘cottage maiden’, use narrator or cottage maiden instead. • Don’t use the term ‘dumping’ for the casting aside of the cottage maiden. • The baby is a boy – nephew not niece. Structure • Your essay should include: o An introduction into the time when the poem was set. o Then close analysis of the poem in relation to the question set and poetry as a whole – looking for poetic devices, language etc. Cyfarthfa High School (2007) o Then a detailed conclusion – finally answering the question.
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