This should take 1 hour! If part of you ‘Smart Revision Plan’ is to revise themes for the poems, maybe a 30 minute mind-map or task would be a good warm up for this. You could explore confusion in several poems before getting to the main event:
Explore how confusion is presented in ‘Belfast Confetti’ and ‘Your Dad did what?’
AO3: compare and explore connections between texts (similarities and differences) 15 marks
You only get assessed for AO3 for this question BUT a lot of what you will compare will seem like AO2 (analysing language, structure and form).
Remember, the most important thing to understand before you start writing is the poem’s meaning and the poet’s message/ideas/thoughts/feelings. So, for this question, who is confused? What has caused the confusion? Do the poems present confusion in a similar way? What features of the poem contribute to this feeling of confusion? How are they different?
MUST comment on the presentation of confusion in both poems.
SHOULD compare how confusion is presented in the poems by exploring similarities and differences.
COULD make pertinent comparisons that explore how both poet’s use language, form and structure to contribute to the poem’s meaning and presentation of confusion.