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.
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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’
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Reading Time: 7 minutes Read the set texts Ok, so this is THE most obvious statement. But it’s also the absolutely most important thing. … More Ten tips for A-Level Literature students
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