HOW TO COMPARE POEMS FROM DIFFERNT CULUTRES AND TRADITIONS? WHAT KIND OF QUESTION CAN BE EXPECTED TO ASK IN GCSE EXAMS RELATING POETRY?Please include some sample of eassay related questions of both...

HOW TO COMPARE POEMS FROM DIFFERNT CULUTRES AND TRADITIONS? WHAT KIND OF QUESTION CAN BE EXPECTED TO ASK IN GCSE EXAMS RELATING POETRY?

Please include some sample of eassay related questions of both fiction and non fiction reading and writing part of GCSE exams.

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wannam eNotes educator| Certified Educator

As post one suggested, two poems from different cultures will be paired by similarities. Poems don't have to come from the same culture to have the same theme or tone. Look for what literary aspects these poems have in common rather than focusing on the culture they came out of. You might want to consider making your own study guide for each of the poems you have read in class. You might want to list generic information like title and author as well as the literary information like summary, theme, tone, structure, etc.

lmetcalf eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Something to remember with a comparison essay is that you will probably want to address what is different as well.  You should establish what the two poems have in common and how that is shown in the poems with examples and analysis of the examples, but then subsequent paragraphs could discuss contrasts.  While "Poem A" does (or shows, or means etc) . . . "Poem B" does (or shows, or means etc) . . .

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
Even when two poems come from different cultures, there might still be common themes. Universal themes are part of literature. In fact, it is part of studying literature. Techniques and content will often be different, but the themes can be relevant in different societies. Think of all of the fairy tales that are represented in different cultures. There are some situations and themes that are just part of humanity.