Or,3. “Poetry is at its most effective when exploring contradictions.” How far do you agree?Or,4. “By interesting us in specific moments or events, poets lead us towards a better appreciation of wider issues.” Examine this view.
Or,5. How far is the appeal of a poem governed by the poet’s choice of subject matter?
” Explore this point of view.Or,3. How far would you agree with the proposition that effective poetry must always surprise us in some way?Or,4. Explore the claim that poetry provides “a light by which we may see”.Or,5. “Two of the most persistent themes in poetry are uncertainty and insecurity.” Discuss the presentation of one or both of these themes.
Examine some of the ways poets have presented the strengths and/or weakness of humannature.Or,2. In what ways have you found poets’ choices of form and structure to be significant to the meaningof their work?Or,3. “Paradoxically, the pleasure of poetry frequently involves the reader’s pain or discomfort.” Howfar do you agree with this remark?Or,4. Explore the presentation of religion and/or the supernatural in poetry.Or,5.
Examine some of the ways poets present conflict.
Or,3. “One way or another, poetry always seems to be concerned with love.” How far do you agree with this view?Or,4.
“It is primarily through imagery that poets make clear what cannot easily be expressed.” Consider this view.Or,5. Explore some of the ways poets make use of irony in their writing.
Discuss the ways poetry might be said to entertain and instruct the reader at one and the same time.Or,3. It has been stated that a poet’s work is “to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world and stop it going to sleep.
” How far would you agree with one or more of these assertions?Or,4. Examine some of the ways poets have made use of contradictions and/or paradox in their writing.Or,5. Explore some of the ways poets have made use of landscapes and/or the natural world in their writing.
” How far do you agree with this remark?Or,3. Discuss some of the ways poets have made use of wit and/or humour in their work.Or,4. Explore some of the ways poets make use of imagery.Or,5. “Complex ideas in condensed language inevitably challenge the reader’s understanding, but that is part of the pleasure of reading poetry.” How far do you agree?