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    Poetry Questions Mehak nasim

    Does anyone know how many poems to discuss in a poetry question ? i know its quality over quantity but just to be sure.

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      4 or 5 poems, obviously if you do 4 you'll need more info on each of them so I would recommend doing 5 in less detail!

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      Ciara Murphy 99

      Agreed, think it is like between 4 and 6 depending on how much detail you go into! :)

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      Our teacher asked a chief examiner about this and you can get away with 2 or 3 if you know them well enough and have enough detail in your answers but you would be better off with around four. Depending on the poet

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      Mehak nasim

      yea thanks a lot, it really does depend on the poet I think

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      Our teacher said between 4 and 6 depending on the question! How many poets are people studying? Which do ye think are most likely to come up?

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      Mehak nasim

      I'm personally studying Dickinson, Yeats, and bishop, but alot of people are saying that Yeats is too predictable because of the 1916 anniversary .

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      I think I'll learn Yeats, Durcan,

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      And bishop (but in truth I'll probably only learn one or two)

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      @Orlait I'm the same!

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      Mehak nasim

      its likely that they'll put Yeats as the unseen poem

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      @MehakNasim that's very true! Like a random yeats poem we haven't done yeah?

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