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Paper 1 Poetry Compare and Contrast Cheat Sheet 1. Read the question carefully. Answer the goddamn question. 2. Identify and state the subject matter 3. Identify the poem as: sonnet? (14 lines) personal lyric? Dramatic monologue? 4. It’s good to highlight some key words and phrases that are revealing or interesting. 5. Theme -> Evidence -> Analysis 6. Link technique to meaning 7. Spend at least 5 minutes planning! 8. Try to give context of the poem where applicable! (war, post-war, etc) 9. End the poem with your own thoughts! Which poem spoke to you more? What do you admire about the poem, which one do you prefer? Who is the speaker in each poem? How are the speaker's views similar or different? Does one poem present a more positive view than the other? Do they focus on the same aspect of the overall theme? Is there a stronger point of view in one poem compared to the other? Do they concentrate on one aspect of a theme or explore different areas?

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