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    Coursework & Mock Exams

    Coursework Deadline for Top Girls is:

    Monday March 8th 2010

    Please hand in previous draft with it Mock Exam Feedback:

    Thursdays Lesson

    Ms Ws Mock Exam: Tomorrow (remember to bring your clean

    copies of The Worlds Wife)

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    A Creative Re-Cap

    Choose two female charactersfrom two different poems.

    Imagine they encounter oneanother in a mundane situation how would they interact?

    Write a short story / poem /

    script of their encounter. Remember think carefully about

    the two characterspersonalities, language, views

    etc ... and try to represent

    For example:

    PygmalionsBride meetsMrs Aesop atthe cheese

    counter inSainsburys

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    Develop understanding of plot, character,language and structure in Mrs Tiresias

    (AO1, AO2) Consolidate understanding of all poems

    studied so far and how to compare them

    (AO3) Develop understanding of plot, character,

    language and structure in Penelope

    (AO1, AO2)

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    AO1:Articulate creative,informed and

    relevant responsesto literarytexts, usingappropriateterminology and

    concepts, andcoherent, accuratewritten expression


    criticalunderstanding inanalysing the waysin which structure,form and language

    shape meanings inliterary texts

    AO3:Explore connectionsand comparisons

    between differentliterary texts,informed byinterpretations ofother readers

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    First Reading (AO1, AO2)

    What is happening? What is the shape of this poem? How does it change/develop?

    How would you illustratethis poem? Sketchwhat you picture, focussing on as little or as

    much of it as you want.

    Any unfamiliar terms/language?

    What do ou think u s messa e is?

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    Some Context

    Tiresiaswas out for a walk one day when he came across too snakes

    mating. He was disgusted by this and he tried to seperatethem thesnakes didnt want this and went to attack him he killed the female snake

    and Hera (goddess of marriage and fertility) was enraged at his disruption

    for a sexual act and as a consequence turned him into a woman.


    textual information affect your interpre

    Why? In what way?

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    Second Reading Details

    (AO1, AO2)Tiresias character:middle-aged,mundane, routine,


    Mrs Tiresiascharacter: frank,honest, chatty,accepting,

    Their relationship:seemed good, knowshim well, one way (?)

    His actions:He pushes her away,demanding, takes a

    lot, writing to TheTimes (insight intohim)

    Her actions: she gritsher teeth, tries to help,

    jealous (?)

    Images/objects:peaches, paintednails, sparkling rings

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    Third Reading

    Language and Structure (AO2, AO1) How is the poem structured?

    What sort of words does Mrs Tiresias

    use? What is their effect?

    Who does she address and in what way?

    Why has Duffy chosen to do this?

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    Read the poem Penelope.

    What is happening in the poem?

    When her husband returns why is she no

    longer interested in him?

    What is the mood / tone of this poem?

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    Read the extract from the York Notesyou have been given.

    Do you agree with the interpretationsoffered?

    Annotate the poem with comments on

    language, structure and meaning.

    What other poems might you compare

    this to?

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    Comparison AO3 (and AO2)

    Band 1 Make few links between textsAssert some aspects with reference to how they shapemeaning

    Band 2 Make straightforward links between textsDescribe some aspects with reference to how they shapemeaning

    Band 3 Explore links and connections between textsExplore how writers use specific aspects to shape


    Band 4 Explore links and connections between texts with

    confidenceConfidently explore how writers use specific aspects toshape meaning

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    Comparison tasks:

    1. Links between 2 or more of the poemsstudied so far.

    2. Strong contrasts between 2 or more of the

    poems studied so far.3. Detailed comparison of Mrs Midas v. Mrs

    Tiresius.4. Detailed comparison of Penelope v. Mrs


    Aim to be systematic, to work through with

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    Read Mrs Sisyphus pg21-22

    Complete the reading grid you have been


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    The Myth ofSisyphus:

    Mrs Sisyphuscharacter:

    Mr Sisyphuscharacter:

    Thoughts onLanguage:

    Thoughts onStructure:

    Your reactions to thepoem:

    What poems mightyou link this with?