GCE A Levels H1 Literature in English (Singapore)
Paper 1 Reading Literature
The poem ("The Heavy Bear Who Goes With Me" by Delmore Schwartz) has been annotated using different colours to help students identify patterns in the poem, to help them craft a coherent response. Key ideas/arguments are provided.
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This annotated document demonstrates the four-step approach to reading poetry:
1. Analyse the title
2. Group words/phrases with similar effects/meaning together
3. Organise these effects using the S.E.M. structure
4. Identify the relevance of these effects to the title of the poem
A video demonstrating the reading of the poem can be found here:
First used in Nanyang Junior College Prelim 2015 paper
Please note that this is not a sample essay.
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