Angelou initially presents to us the differences between our individual

Angelou initially presents to us the differences

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Angelou initially presents to us the differences between our individual experiences, through the contrast in each stanza. Whilst “some of us are serious, some thrive on comedy”, highlights a difference in the individual experiences we go through, Angelou inverts that representation to instead present to us a collective experience. She depicts the “human family”, invoking connotations of belonging and love, thereby highlighting her final notion that we are more alike than unalike. She uses a collective pronoun,
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28 “we”, “us”, to further reinforce throughout her poem that the experiences she represents are that of a collective. The consonance used in the line “We love and lose in China…” is used to create a rhythmically dramatic effect which places emphasis on the experiences we share in “loving” and “losing”. This idea is further accentuated in the anaphora of lines “We love…we weep…” as the collective pronoun creates a collective experience for readers. The antithesis of “born” and “die” in the line “…are born and die in Maine” places emphasis on two major stages of our lives that we share as humans. By using these features, Angelou is able to build up to the relatable notion “we are more/alike/my friends/than we are unalike.” TEXT 2: REVIEWS QUESTION 2 / Compare what two of the reviews say about how Max Potter uses language to shape the representation of the experience of loss. 4 marks MARKING CRITERIA Compares skillfully what two reviewers say about Potter’s use of language to shape the representation of the experience of loss Writes about both reviews in a balanced way Focuses on what the reviewers say about how Potter crafts meaning 4 marks Compares effectively what two reviewers say about the representation of the experience of loss Writes about both reviews, with perhaps more attention or detail to one review Mostly focuses on what the reviewers say about howPotter crafts meaning 3 marks Explains what the reviewers say about the experience of loss in Potter’s text Writes about one review or both reviews briefly May write about the techniques used by the reviewers 2 marks Provides some relevant information about the experience of loss in Potter’s text May write about techniques used by reviewers 1 mark SUGGESTED ANSWERS üComparison of two reviews and how they reveal the way in which Max Potter represents the experience of loss detailing his use of varying textual forms üComparison of two reviews and how they reveal the way in which Max Potter represents the experience of loss detailing his control of tone and voice in the novel üComparison of two reviews and how they reveal the way in which Max Potter represents the experience of loss, and this can be seen on both the level of the individual and the collective in the novel üComparison of two reviews and how they reveal the way in which Max Potter represents the
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