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  1. Newbie
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    Hello

    I would just like to ask,

    when asked a question about a poem, what are the words used that tell us the question is either about structure or language.

    Secondly, what do I look for when answering a question that is about language, structure and form.

    Thirdly, Other than looking for language, structure and form when analysing a poem what else should I look for?

    Thank you very much...

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    Re: Hello

    Quote Originally Posted by Salzy View Post
    I would just like to ask,

    when asked a question about a poem, what are the words used that tell us the question is either about structure or language.

    Secondly, what do I look for when answering a question that is about language, structure and form.

    Thirdly, Other than looking for language, structure and form when analysing a poem what else should I look for?

    Thank you very much...
    Welcome to the forums. Is this for GCSE coursework? If it is, you should talk to your tutor.

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    Re: Hello

    Quote Originally Posted by Salzy View Post
    Thirdly, Other than looking for language, structure and form when analysing a poem what else should I look for?

    Thank you very much...
    Your question is far too general. It seems you are asking how to analyse a poem. You need to do some basic reading about poetry first, and then ask about what you don't understand.

    However, to answer the above question, I think you should add "content".
    'Structure' and 'form' are pretty much the same thing, unless your teacher defines them as being different.
    But you need to do some reading about rhyme, rhythm, figures of speech (metaphor, simile, etc.), assonance, alliteration ...

    To answer your question properly would require a book-length response, and there are already books out there that tell you how to read a poem.

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