Poems of the Decade: Homework Schedule

  Week 1: Watch ‘The Deliverer’ A-level Literature Playlist   Week 2: Essay: How is suffering presented within the Poems of the Decade collection? 1000 words Watch ‘Giuseppe’ A-level Literature Playlist   Week 3: Watch ‘Out of the Bag’ A-level Literature Playlist     Week 4: Essay: How is the memory or identity depicted in... Continue Reading →

Romantic Poetry: Homework Schedule

Romanticism: Our home study schedule   Week 1: Read ‘Pastoral Poetics’ for William Blake. Highlight and make notes ready for discussion. Read the introduction of The Cambridge Introduction to British Romantic Poetry p1-16   Week 2: Read ‘A few lines written about Tintern Abbey’ ahead of analysis Read and annotate Growth of the Classical in... Continue Reading →

Streetcar Essay Plan: Shame

‘Shame lies at the heart of each character’ In light of this statement, explore William’s presentation of self and identity in A Streetcar Named Desire. In your answer, you must consider relevant contextual factors. Plans:

Poems of the Decade: Essay Questions

A list of potential essay questions to form revision and speed planning practice:   Compare the ways in which poets explore the idea of getting older in To My Nine-Year-Old Self by Helen Dunmore and one other poem of your choice from Poems of the Decade: An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry 2002–2011.  ... Continue Reading →

Poems of the Decade: Coping with Difficulty

Compare the ways in which poets present people coping with difficulties in ‘Please Hold’ and ‘A Minor Role’   O’Driscoll and Fanthorpe portray a wide sense of people coping with difficulties all throughout both ‘Please Hold’ and ‘A Minor Role’. Both poems interweave a sense of nihilism, time passing and the progressiveness of suffrage. However,... Continue Reading →

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