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Resources and ideas for teachers

Most Recent Poetry Specifications - a personal response

GCSE Help | The SONNET | WAR POEMS

A Level Help

KS3 Keeping it Creative

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POETS
POEMS

GCSE Help: All the poems in Bold feature in one of the new specifications 

General help and advice:

Placing Poems in a Period

Wider Reading 

An Epitaph as an Unseen

Having a Go at the Unseen

Having an opinion

Viewpoint

Themes

Revising themes

Revision - Getting back to the text

Poetry of Place

Making Comparisons 1

Making Comparisons 2

Active Approaches

 

The Poems:

'Afternoons'

'Before You Were Mine'

'Catrin'

'Cold Knap Lake'

'Cousin Kate'

'Dulce et Decorum est'

'Eden Rock'

'Follower'

'How Do I Love Thee?'

'How Do I Love Thee?' revisited

'London'

'My Last Duchess'

'Love after Love'

'Neutral Tones'

'next to of course god america i'

'Now!'

'Ozymandias'

'Presents from my Aunt'

'Romney Marsh'

'Shall I Compare Thee...?'

'She Walks in Beauty'

'Stewart Island'

'Storm on the Island'

'The Captain of the 1964 Top of the Form Team'

'The Farmer's Bride'

'The Man He Killed'

'The Sentry' and 'Soldier'

'The Sorrow of True Love'

'The Steelworks'

'Tissue'

'To Autumn'

'Upon Westminster Bridge'

'Valentine'

'Winter Swans'

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Morning Song - Metaphor and Simile

'On My First Sonne'

'To His Coy Mistress'

Ghazal

'Blackberry-picking'

Crunching Hardy and Rossetti

ex-AQA anthology

ex-OCR Poetry

ex-WJEC Poetry Collection

ex-Edexcel anthology

Edexcel - Taking a Stand

'The Affliction of Margaret'

The Eagle

'The Song of the Old Mother'

Ulysses

Reactions to Kipling's 'If'

Viewpoints and comparisons: Song to the Men of England

Homecoming

Clarke, Gillian - 'My Box'

Inversnaid

'My parents kept me from children who were rough'

Poetry of Place: Taj Mahal

 

General

Techniques

Writing about Place / Line Breaks

Praise Song - Macleod's Lilt

Secret Life of Poems

Victoria Nicola liked to eat...

Holy Island - Andrew Motion

Uphill - Rossetti

Heroes and Villains

Adjectives!

Norman MacCaig

More Raps from Wrappers

Writing a Rap

Paper Cuts technique

How personal, how public? Poets writing autobiographically.

Poetry generators

Extended Metaphor

Interiors, exteriors:- MacNeice, Frost, Finlay

Another take on Animal Poems

Loss

Rain - a theme

Seduced by words: The Lake Isle of Innisfree

Never Mind the Meaning, Feel the Words!

Beginnings

Poems from Unexpected Places

Bullying - students' poems

Highwaymen & other robbers

Using Song Lyrics

 

KS3 Ideas - Keeping it Creative

Heroes and Villains

More Raps from Wrappers

Writing a Rap

Do Frameworks Work?

Crossword Poetry

You Are Old, Father William

Loss

Poetry in the Everyday

Valentines

Cats

Poems from Unexpected Places

Angles

Tangles

Concrete Poetry

The SONNET

What is a Sonnet?

Clare: Summer Sonnet

'Ozymandias'

'Shall I Compare Thee...?'

'Upon Westminster Bridge'

'Time Does Not Bring Relief...'

War Poetry: Patriotic vs Realistic

A LEVEL HELP

A level students are expected to read widely so you will find other sections of the Workshop useful too. 

Mail me at trevor@englishandict.co.uk if there are particular poems for which you would like suggestions.

Wider Reading

Activity: Poets write about Swans

Coleridge: On Observing a Blossom on the 1st February

Comparing Sweeney and Hamilton Finlay

Browning's Monologues

Interiors, exteriors:- MacNeice, Frost, Finlay

William Collins

Christina Rossetti

'The North Ship' - Larkin

Heaney -  'North'

Thomas Hardy

Compare and contrast: George Barker and Coventry Patmore

More Thomas Hardy

Auden: 'As I Walked Out One Evening'

Auden: Miss Gee and Oh What is that Sound?

Frost, Robert

Robert Graves

R S Thomas

Elizabeth Jennings

Herrick: 'Delight in Disorder'

Pugh and Duffy

A little Blake

John Donne: 'The Broken Heart'

Lawrence's 'Piano'

Shelley - 'An Exhortation'

Shelley - 'Mutability'

Tennyson - 'Come into the Garden, Maud'

Tennyson - 'Merlin and Vivien'

Tennyson - poems from 'In Memoriam'

'The Miller's Tale'

'The Passionate Shepherd'

'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'

'The World's Wife'

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