Reading Time: 10 minutes One of the new units I’m looking at for September is war poetry. In this post, I’m going to discuss my thoughts-in-progress about why that theme, and how I’m going about choosing the texts.
Reading Time: 5 minutes In Mother, Any Distance and Climbing My Grandfather, these modern poets explore the ways that relationships change over time. In … More Analysis: Compare how poets present changing relationships in Mother, Any Distance and Climbing My Grandfather.
Reading Time: 10 minutes If you’re studying this text for A-Level, you can pretty much write about the significance of names for any … More Identity and belonging: the importance of names in The Handmaid’s Tale
Reading Time: 5 minutes Percy Shelley uses traditionally Romantic natural imagery to conjure an impression of a world coupled up, blissful in its … More Compare how poets present romantic relationships in ‘Love’s Philosophy’ and ‘Sonnet 29’
Reading Time: 3 minutes As a teacher, the thing I find myself saying over and over again to students is, “develop your language analysis”. … More Unpicking language in literature: why the blue curtains do matter
Reading Time: 7 minutes When you start writing essays this seems really complicated, but breaking it down can help. Remember these two simple facts: … More How to write comparison essays in an exam