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 [...]

Presentation of Age in ‘Poems of the Decade’ Anthology

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 [...]

Femininity and Relationships in ‘Eat Me’ and ‘Material’

Femininity and Relationships in ‘Eat Me’ and ‘Material’

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’. [...]

Edexcel Poetry Anthology: ‘Half-past Two’

Edexcel Poetry Anthology: ‘Half-past Two’

Example Analysis of 'Half-past Two' in the Edexcel iGCSE examined unit. U. A. Fanthorpe’s “Half-past Two” presents the concept of time through the eyes of a child. Here the poet puts forward the abstract notion of Time as viewed by a child in the concrete, who does not fully comprehend it and therein finds himself [...]