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Plan for thematic analysis of Procreation in Frankenstein with a comparison to The Handmaid's Tale. Creation of Life: Traditional parent and child imagery Gothic Doubling: Relationships tied together through birth and death as well as suicide Power: God and the Creator figure. Transgression of the moral, natural and social order in both texts Power: Agency [...]
Explore the ways change is presented in Intimations of Immortality by William Wordsworth and one other poem of your choice. Both Romantic poets William Wordsworth and John Keats ruminate on the essential nature of change in our lives in their poetry through the symbolic representation of Nature in the seasons; sense of ageing and [...]
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 [...]
Write about the significance of Nature in the poem, and the speaker’s relationship with Nature: In regards to William Wordsworth and his poetry, including ‘Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey’, nature is one of the most prevalent and significant themes, an overriding thread used to highlight his spirituality, personal traumas and socio-political [...]
A compendium of useful links, exemplar material, resources and home learning: The Significance of Nature in 'Lines Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey'
‘Compare and contrast Keats and Shelley’s presentation of life and death in their poetry’ Through their poetry, both John Keats and Percy Shelley present the themes of life and death, reflecting their personal philosophies and state of mind during the social and political context of the Romantic era. In particular, Keats’ ‘To Autumn’ and [...]
Anonymous exemplar essay exploring the Sublime in: William Wordsworth's 'Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey' Lord Byron's 'Lines Inscribed Upon a Cup Formed From a Skull’ Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner' Consider how poets within the Romantic anthology present themes of the Sublime The presentation of the Sublime [...]
How are themes of transience and eternity presented in Keats’ poetry? Immortality and transience are both intrinsic elements to Keats’ poetry both ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ and ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’. They are simultaneously sought after and championed despite the duality they demonstrate on the spectrum of experience. Both Odes, in this form, [...]
A compendium of useful links, exemplar material, resources and home learning: Overview of 'To a Wreath of Snow' Emily Brontë, A.G.A and the Fatally Feminine Analysis of 'To a Wreath of Snow' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKBBnZR8RqE