William Blake: ‘The Sick Rose’ Experience

William Blake: ‘The Sick Rose’ Experience

A compendium of useful links, exemplar material, resources and home or distance learning for A-level Romantic Poetry: How is Nature presented in Romantic Poetry?

How is Nature presented in Romantic Poetry?

Exploring the role of Nature in the works of Romantic Poets William Blake and William Wordsworth. Nature is presented as an essential constituent within Romantic poetry, encompassing the intrinsic pastoral reverence of poets belonging to the Romantic movement. Both William Blake and William Wordsworth are avid disciples of the championing of the natural world and [...]

Frankenstein: Key Quotations by Theme

Frankenstein: Key Quotations by Theme

Nature and Settings “these sublime and magnificent scenes afforded” “the thunder burst with frightful loudness from various quarters”, “I never beheld anything so utterly destroyed” Ch.2 “my eyes were insensible to the charms of nature”, “I did not watch the blossom or the expanding leaves” Ch.4 “a divine spring; and the season contributed greatly to [...]

Never Let Me Go: Key Quotations by Theme

Never Let Me Go: Key Quotations by Theme

Settings “A car was a rarity. And the sight of one in the distance was sometimes enough to cause bedlam during a class” p34 “Miss Emily…we probably recognised that it was her presence, intimidating thought it was, that made us feel so safe at Hailsham.” P39 “Normal people outside” p69 “One of the boys asked [...]

ESL: Natural World

ESL:  Natural World

ESL Natural World Week 1 Vocabulary Quizizz PODCAST: Living on Earth  English Language podcast focusing on the environment and climate change Tier 2 Vocabulary and Definitions:  VocabularyDefinition1Artificial (adj.)Made or produced by human beings rather than occurring naturally2AlternativeAnother or different option, possibility or choice3Ecologists (n.)People who study the relationship between living things and their environment4Scarce (adj.)Something [...]

Romeo & Juliet: Thematic Quotation Displays

Romeo & Juliet: Thematic Quotation Displays

Display material for major themes addressed in the play Romeo and Juliet grouping key scenes and quotations   Light and dark imagery: Love vs. hate: Nature: Destiny: Familial conflict:

Wordsworth and Keats: Exemplar Analysis

Wordsworth and Keats: Exemplar Analysis

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 [...]

Romantic Poetry: Homework Schedule

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 [...]

The Significance of Nature in ‘Lines Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey’

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 [...]