Paper 2 sample response #1: John Keats and Tony Harrison

IB English A Literature: Paper 2 sample response #1: John Keats and Tony Harrison

The following example essay is written in response to a question about contradiction and paradox in literary works. It is a fairly strong response, using two poets, though not outstanding. Students might find it useful as a way to consider how to make sense of comparison between texts, and as a reminder to try and advance an argument as effectively as possible. ‘Ode on Melancholy’ by John Keats and ‘Long Distance’...

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