Just a quick update to the Larkin essay.
I will take you through an example essay on Monday, but thought you may wish to be reminded of the notes I made on the board. Here goes…
form – lyric poems
->explain-> COMMENT ON THE STRENGTHS and ATTRACTION OF THIS FORM FOR LARKIN
tone/mood – poignant/sense of loss/endings
-> HOW ARE THEY SIMILAR? What does this/do they suggest about Larkin’s P.o.V.?
striking/powerful imagery – as appropriate
->Examples used should be striking/powerful to you for a reason… ie// they are “good” ISN’T enough… you need to say they are good because… (HINT: they surprise/delight/compliment the theme/invite the reader to re-appraise/etc…)
Here’s the original board: