Comparative Commentary


    The following resources relate to a "comparative commentary" task in the now defunct IB English A2 examination.

    Writing about Texts
    Key vocabulary for discussing texts.  Words and phrases for discussing tone, point of view, structure, imagery and diction.
    Sympathy and RSPCA Webpage
    A table comparing "Sympathy" (the poem that gave Maya Angelou her "Caged Bird" title) with an RSPCA webpage on the welfare of caged hens.