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Higher Level Poetry 8 Sample Answers

English JC HL

Examiner Corrected Sample Answers


All of the candidates’ own spelling, punctuation etc. have been retained.)

Question 1: Unseen Poetry

1. “I would love to sit

in the yellow chair

in the painting…”

What is so appealing about Van Gogh’s yellow chair, according to the speaker?

Explain your answer with reference to the poem.


It seems to me that Van Gogh finds his painted chair to be appealing because there is nothing bad in the picture. It isn’t that he finds to chair to be perfectly...

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