English II: How to Improve Your Answers for Poetry (TIPS) by Helpline for ICSE Students (Class 10) | @icsehelpline101

ICSE English II: How to Improve Your Answers for Poetry (TIPS)


One of our readers, Srushti, had the following question:

 

Hi. I always lose marks in the poetry section so can you give me some pointers for that?

 

In reply, we gave her the following tips which we feel might help all of our readers in improving their answers for the Poetry section of the ICSE Class 10 English Literature Board Exam.

 

  1. Incorporate certain verses that are important, i.e. play a key part in relating the message/essence of the poem, in your answer. Ask your teacher, or go through the poetry workbooks to get an idea regarding the same.
  2. Mention the various symbolisms used in the poem and use the same to answer the question asked.
  3. Focus on the themes of the poem, as well. These are usually mentioned in the workbooks (if not, ask your teacher for help).
  4. Underline the key vocabulary words used in the workbooks, and try to incorporate these words in your answers to make them more precise and relevant. Underline them in your answers, as well. 

 

Hope these tips help! Do share your feedback on the same. Have you been using these already? Or do you happen to have more to share? Make use of the Comments section below to let us know. 🙂

 

Also see:

English I: How to Improve Your Essays

ICSE English II: Last-Minute Tips before Board Exams

How to Write Your ICSE Board Exam Papers (TIPS)

 

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11 thoughts on “ICSE English II: How to Improve Your Answers for Poetry (TIPS)

  1. Muchukund says:

    Hello Sir, i am studying in class 10th.I am appearing for board exams next year but my time schedule for studying is not fixed. I sometimes get distracted and i am not also been confident in solving maths.

    Please suggest me some confidence getting tips and try to help me in making best timetable.

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    • ICSE Helper says:

      Hi Muchukund,

      Thanks for stopping by the blog! We will do a blog post soon on what to do in case you don’t have a fixed time table. We’ll post the link here as soon as it’s published. Till then, do check out our “Design Your Time Table” page at http://bit.ly/icsedesigntimetable.

      Regarding building confidence, first ask yourself why you are not confident. Is it because you feel you’re too distracted, or is it because you think you’re not good at math? If it’s the former, then ask yourself why you get distracted.

      Our Guru says that clearer your goal, greater will be your confidence. Make sure you have a goal. And then do YOUR best (and nothing less!) to strive towards it. If you have a goal and really want to stick to it, then distractions will lose their power.

      Also, when you decide to do your best, you will begin practicing more. As you solve more questions, figure out where you are making mistakes, and start getting sums correct, your confidence will automatically increase.

      So, keep your head held high and keep practicing. Ask teachers for help. Ask questions. Get your doubts solved. Practice solved examples first. Redo the same set of questions till you know you’ll never get any of them wrong. There’s no point in solving more and more questions if you can’t remember how to solve the earlier ones. So, have faith and keep at it. You’ll do great. 🙂

      Hope this helps! If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. All the best, and keep visiting! 🙂

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  2. Anita ann thomas says:

    Sir, I am currently studying in class X. I am currently preparing notes for myself and I want to share it in your website. So how can I do it? Please let me know.

    On Sun, Jan 7, 2018 at 2:04 PM, Helpline for ICSE Students (Class 10) wrote:

    > ICSE Helper posted: “One of our readers, Srushti, had the following > question: Hi. I always lose marks in the poetry section so can you give me > some pointers for that? In reply, we gave her the following tips which we > feel might help all of our readers, as well. Incorporate ” >

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    • ICSE Helper says:

      Hi Anita,

      Thanks for visiting!

      You may send us a message via our “Share Your Notes!” form here:
      http://bit.ly/icseshareyournotes

      We will get back to you, and then you may reply with your notes attached.

      Hope this helps! Thank you for showing interest in spreading knowledge through your willingness to contribute to the blog. We look forward to hearing from you.

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