Sense and Sensitivity: A Guide to Unseen Poetry for the GCE 'O' and 'N' Level Exam
Sense and Sensitivity: A Guide to Unseen Poetry for the GCE ‘O’ and ‘N’ Level Exam provides a systematic and comprehensive approach to developing skills for critical close reading of poetry. Students will be taught how to gain a "big-picture" sense of the poem before acquiring sensitivity to form and literary techniques including word choice, figurative language, symbolism, word order, and sound among others. The fifteen chapters in this book include classic and contemporary poems, poems from Singapore and around the world as well as a variety of visual and comparative exercises that will develop students’ appreciation of poetry. In this book you will find:
• Poems by well-known authors from around the world, including up to 50% of poems by Singaporean poets.
• Definitions of literary techniques with examples provided
• Key strategies of analysis that teaches students how to unpack literary techniques
• Vocabulary terms that teaches students how to explain and write about literary techniques
• Strategies for writing essays including how to move from annotations to a structured essay
• Practice exercises modelled after the Unseen section of the GCE ‘O’ and ‘N’ level exam
• An overview of key themes in Singapore literature
• A glossary of key Literature terms
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No negotiation for blood debt
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Burning holes in the darkness
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