Unseen Poetry 3, Lesson 2

Today you will:

Compare the effects of writers methods’ to create meaning

You will need:

– a pen
– your English book/paper
– your work on The Enkindled Spring from Unseen Poetry 3, lesson 1.

By the end of this blog you will:

– have annotated a poem.
– written a comparative response.

In Unseen Poetry 3, lesson 1 you completed Section A and analysed one poem.

Today, you will complete Section B: you have to compare the methods used in TWO poems. This question is worth 8 marks. You should write about similarities and differences in how methods are used between the two poems. 

Task 1:

Read the poem below.

Task 2:

Write down your initial response to the poem.
– what do you think the poem is about?
– what is the tone of the poem?

Task 3: You do need to annotate Flower God, God of the Spring: but you need to do it whilst still thinking about ‘The Enkindled Spring’.
Annotate the poem using the prompts below.


Are there any similarities or differences between Flower God, God of the Spring and The Enkindled Spring? Which methods create these?
What methods are used? Why?
What is the mood/atmosphere of the poem? Is this similar or different to The Enkindled Spring? Which methods create the moods/ atmospheres of the poems?

The Enkindled Spring is below to help you.

Hopefully you’ve managed to answer some of the prompt questions.
If not, do not worry. Here are some ideas to help you.

The titles both personify Spring.
Flower God, God of the Spring – appears to be more gentle in its approach.

Task 4: Look at the question below and underline the keywords.

In both ‘The Enkindled Spring‘ and ‘Flower God, God of the Spring‘ the speakers describe attitudes towards the Spring season.
What are the similarities and/or differences in the way the poets present these attitudes?

Which words did you underline?

In both ‘The Enkindled Spring‘ and ‘Flower God, God of the Spring‘ the speakers describe attitudes towards the Spring season.

What are the similarities and/or differences in the way the poets present these attitudes?

You are going to use parts of the ‘What? Where? How? Why?’ order to structure your response. Because you are only comparing the methods, you should change the order of the structure, and go ‘How? Where? What?’ In the exam you should do this for each poem twice.
Look at the table below to help you.

Task 5: Write 2 paragraphs answering the question:

In both ‘The Enkindled Spring‘ and ‘Flower God, God of the Spring‘ the speakers describe attitudes towards the Spring season.
What are the similarities and/or differences in the way the poets present these attitudes?

Do you need to see a model response?

The titles of both poems is the first indication that the speakers feel similarly about Spring. Lawrence uses the title ‘The Enkindled Spring’ that has connotations of Spring being something alive and vivd. Whilst Stevenson uses the title ‘Flower God, God of the Spring’ that has connotations of power and energy. Additionally it can be assumed that both speakers feel that Spring is important in its ability to impact nature. The reader is aware that each title personifies Spring and that the speaker welcomes Spring appreciatively.

Now contact your English teacher. Send them the paragraph you have written.
You can do this through Show My Homework, Google Classroom, email or by sharing your work through OneDrive.