Y11 – extend your understanding and develop your skills of analysis by having a go at the following:
Compare the ways in which the writers present love in ‘Hour’ and ‘Ghazal’. (150 words)
Compare the feelings of the speakers shown in ‘Ghazal’ and Sonnet 43′. (150 words)
Sample section of an A* answer for ‘AO1 Ghazal’:
In teh second stanza of the poem the writer uses the idea o fpoetry itself to explore the realtionship. The simple idea is in the first line, with the lover being the ‘rhyme’, so being the leader, while ‘I’ is merely a refrain, following and repeating. The instruction not ot ‘hang’, followed by ‘come’ suggests the speaker is really in control, though, and she will follow, ‘come too’, when the lover does as he is instructed by giving a ‘cue’.