Clarity of purpose
Relevance, clear aim, understanding of genre 30pc
Coherence of delivery
Ability to sustain a response (ie stick to the point), organisation of ideas 30pc
Efficiency of language use - (Examples are given in the language grid below)
Sentence and paragraph structure, punctuation, use of lively and interesting phrasing appropriate to the task 30pc
Accuracy of mechanics
Spelling and grammar 10pc
Using the language of critical analysis
30pc of your marks are awarded for "Efficiency of Language Use". It is therefore essential that you use phrases that are appropriate to the task. The grid below offers some suggestions.
Making a point about . . .
Appeal of poetry
"I believe the appeal of X's poetry lies in the importance s/he attributes to Y . . ."
"I admire Boland's use of Greek mythology, as it highlights the universal nature of themes such as . . ."
"I found the poet's description of X deeply disturbing . . ."
"The poet's exploration of X allowed me a fascinating insight into Y . . ."
Use of imagery
"Imagery is used to great effect throughout the poem, such as the vivid image of . . ."
"I found the image of X particularly striking because . . ."
Use of poetic devices
"Alliteration is used to great effect in the the line . . ."
"The poet's use of an extended metaphor reinforces the central message of the poem."
Alternatives to mundane statements such as "The poet says..."
"reveals/creates/presents an image of . . . "
evokes a sense of . . .
explores/considers the theme of . . .