Themes and Mood in the Poem

Themes and Mood in the Poem

The most common reason for choosing two poems is because they are about similar themes. Make sure that you read the poems carefully, as sometimes the link in themes isn't obvious at first.

Poems that are about the same theme may have very different moods and attitudes.Explore these similarities and differences carefully. Use specific examples.

One of the ways people lose marks in their comparative essays is by getting lost in discussing the ideas behind the two poems and then losing sight of the fact that they are in a poetry exam.

Themes and Mood in the Poem

All of the previous sections contribute to your understanding and appreciation of a poem's theme. Think carefully about the social and cultural context. How does this influence the poet's portrayal of a particular theme?

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