How do you answer questions in Unseen ?For example, some questions will ask you to analyse the character of some people in the prose/poem ...

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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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Who wrote Unseen? Is it a book or a poem or a novel or a drama? Aunt Lori did an excellent job of answering something that lacked clarity with a well thought out response. What your question needs is more specific information with regard to the who, the what, the when, the where, and the why? In addition, this question might be better suited to the question forum.

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Lori Steinbach | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I'm not exactly sure what you mean here, either by "Unseen" or by answering questions.  I'll do my best to answer what I think you might want to know and what might be helpful--again, if I understand you correctly.

An unseen poem is one with which you have no prior experience or is seen or found in some unusual place (such as a cereal box or the assembly instructions for an item or some other unlikely place).  It's important, at first, just to read the poem once or twice just to be sure you know what the words are saying.  Next, ask yourself a series of questions which should help you get to the meaning or the author's intent:

Who is the speaker of the poem?

To whom is he or she speaking?

Who are the key people, places, and things in the poem?

What kinds of images are used and what impression do they create?

What are the key terms which create or trigger emotions in the reader? 

What are the key words or phrases which are repeated throughout the poem?

What does the speaker seem to be saying to his readers?

As you begin to ask those kinds of questions, you'll be able, much of the time, to glean (gather) some important elements of the work; from there, you can attempt to declare a meaning or theme for the poem. 

Hope that's kind of what you're looking for; if not, feel free to be more specific and ask again. 

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believee | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

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Who wrote Unseen? Is it a book or a poem or a novel or a drama? Aunt Lori did an excellent job of answering something that lacked clarity with a well thought out response. What your question needs is more specific information with regard to the who, the what, the when, the where, and the why? In addition, this question might be better suited to the question forum.

Noted.

Anyway, i believe my question is already explained in my first post ...

Board Closed :) I got quite a good grade for Literature ;)

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believee | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

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Reply to auntlori : What do you mean by "I'm not exactly sure what you mean here, either by "Unseen" or by answering questions."

Unseen is the passage, so we have to answer the questions.

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phuchu | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

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Almost in every exams we come across this unseen passage so may be in some way my experience will help you,it is simply a new&unseen poem or prose which u will have to read until u understand something,then go through the questions&try to analyse it in your own simple way,to make it easy when u get a passage from a poem,you give your own views because that way your brain work will be seen,hope this will help.

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