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 [...]
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. [...]
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, [...]
Compare the ways in which gender is presented within ‘The Gun’ by Vicki Feaver and ‘Chainsaw versus the Pampas Grass’ by Simon Armitage. Student Exemplar: The theme of Gender is presented strongly throughout ‘The Gun’ by Vicki Feaver as well as ‘Chainsaw versus the Pampas Grass’ written by Simon Armitage. The theme of gender [...]
A 'Retrieval Challenge Grid' for the revision of our upcoming A-level Literature Mock Exam. Topics covered include 'A Streetcar Named Desire', 'Othello' and 'Poems of the Decade'
Here is a scan of our class flipchart work comparing three poems from the 'Poems of the Decade' Forward Anthology. We consider the presentation of age in three poems: Easy Passage, To My Nine-Year Old Self and A Leisure Centre is a Temple of Learning*. *Please be [...]
How do the poets present femininity and relationships within ‘Eat Me’ and ‘Material’? Conclusion Ultimately, Ros Barber and Patience Agbabi both illustrate the intimate relationships; natural femininity and expectations that society has of women in their presentation of a toxic romantic relationship in ‘Eat Me’ and the overwhelming desire to emulate her mother in ‘Material’. [...]