Literature Y11 Unseen Poetry
Task 1 - Visiting Hour
Task 2 - Comparing
Read the question carefully. Read the poem Visiting Hour at least three times. Annotate for the ideas and themes that you think crop up throughout the poem. You need to make at least five comments, backed up with evidence. Remember to track the poem - finding something from the beginning, the middle and the end. Write up your answer in 20 minutes.
Now you need to compare the poem Visiting Hour with the poem Long Distance. Read the question carefully. Spend some time planning - what do you think are the big ideas that both the poems have in common? Ideas to start you off include death, sadness, loss etc... You need at least five shared ideas and each of these need to contain a quote from each of the poems. As you write your paragraphs you need to quote from the second poem first. Spend a total of 40 minutes on this, including 5 minutes planning.