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: 7 minutes In the lesson before this, I’d read On the Sidewalk Bleeding with my Year 8 class, as part of a … More Poetry writing: A walk-through lesson
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: 5 minutes Boswall’s poem is a eulogy to her mother, winner of the Foyle’s Young Poet of the Year 2012.
Reading Time: 2 minutes I’ve been falling love with Revolting Rhymes again. I remember loving it as a child, watching the VHS animated versions … More Roald Dahl’s poetry – a forgotten gem
Reading Time: 8 minutes Context: Elizabeth Barrett Browning was a Victorian poet, incredibly successful and celebrated in her time, both by the public and … More Sonnet 29 analysis – Elizabeth Barrett Browning AQA GCSE