Past exam questions: Poetry Across Time - Unit 2 (AQA)

January 17, 2016 Michelle F

Practice questions for students taking AQA English Language, Unit 2, Relationships - Poetry Across Time module.

June 2013

Relationships

OR Question 7

Compare the methods the poets use to explore ideas about love in ‘Sonnet 116’
(page 58) and in one other poem from Relationships. (36 marks)

OR Question 8

Compare the ways the poets present hopes and wishes in ‘Born Yesterday’ (page 63) and in one other poem from Relationships. (36 marks)

Jan 2013

Relationships

OR Question 7

Compare the methods poets use to explore ideas about time in ‘Hour’ (page 51) and in one other poem from Relationships. (36 marks)

OR Question 8

Compare the methods poets use to present difficult relationships in ‘The Farmer’s Bride’ (page 60) and in one other poem from Relationships. (36 marks)

June 2012

Question 7

Compare the ways poets explore strong feelings about another person in ‘Quickdraw’ (page 53) and in one other poem from Relationships. (36 marks)

OR Question 8

Compare the ways poets use language to present relationships in ‘Praise Song for My Mother’ (page 56) and in one other poem from Relationships. (36 marks)

Jan 2012

Question 7

Compare the ways poets use structure to develop ideas about a relationship in
‘Sonnet 43’ (page 58) and one other poem from Relationships. (36 marks)

OR Question 8

Compare the ways poets present a speaker’s attitudes towards another person in ‘Harmonium’ (page 57) and one other poem from Relationships. (36 marks)

June 2011

Question 7

Compare how poets use language to present feelings in ‘The Manhunt’ (page 50) and one other poem from Relationships. (36 marks)

OR Question 8

Compare the ways poets portray emotions in ‘Nettles’ (page 63) and one other poem from Relationships.  (36 marks)

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