Tag Archives: Poetry

When a student decides to write….

In Language and Literature Tutorials, we read some poems by Benjamin Zephaniah. Jerónimo and Rochi chose the poem “The British” to analyse and prepare a presentation for the rest of the students. The British (serves 60 million) Take some Picts, … Continue reading

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Friend – Hone Tuwhare

Hone Tuwhare, Maori poet (born Oct. 21, 1922, Kaikohe, Northland, N.Z.—died Jan. 16, 2008, Dunedin, N.Z.), made an international impression and became the first widely celebrated Maori poet with his initial collection, No Ordinary Sun (1964). Tuwhare’s poetry, written in English, has a conversational tone and … Continue reading

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Benjamin Zephaniah´s poetry

Who is Benjamin Zephaniah? Poet, novelist and playwright Benjamin Zephaniah was born on 15 April 1958. He grew up in Jamaica and the Handsworth district of Birmingham, England, leaving school at 14. He moved to London in 1979 and published … Continue reading

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Cetacean by Peter Reading

Poet Peter Reading was born on 27 July 1946 in Liverpool, England. He worked as a school teacher in Liverpool (1967-8) and at Liverpool College of Art where he taught Art History (1968-70). He was Writer in Residence at Sunderland … Continue reading

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Seamus Heaney Poetry

When we read “Journey”, we talked about Rite of Passage. This time, we are going to get to know Seamus Heaney and how he deals with Rite of Passage in his poems. Group work  Seamus Heaney Task 1 Do some … Continue reading

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My Parents by Stephen Spender

Sir Stephen Spender, in full Sir Stephen Harold Spender, (born February 28, 1909, London, England—died July 16, 1995, London), English poet and critic, who made his reputation in the 1930s with poems expressing the politically conscience-stricken, leftist “new writing” of that period. … Continue reading

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Songs and Literature

Activity 1 In class, we have been discussing our favourite songs. We shared lyrics we adore and we debated and commented on them. We also read an article about Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize for Literature! WOW!!! Now, we … Continue reading

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Mind maps to review poetry

IGCSE Poetry Candidates answer on one set text in this section: From Songs of Ourselves Volume 1, Part 5, the following 15 poems: Fleur Adcock, ‘For Heidi With Blue Hair’ James K Baxter, ‘Elegy For My Father’s Father’ Elizabeth Bishop, … Continue reading

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In Praise of Creation

After working on the author and context, let’s read the poem together! In praise-of-creation from Pato_Ch

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Because I Could Not Stop For Death (Analysis)

Last class, we worked on the writer of the poem and the context of production together with the poem general ideas. Now, we are going to dig deeper into it! TASK 1: Watch the video and take notes to analyse … Continue reading

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In Praise of Creation by Elizabeth Jennings

Activities before reading the poem TASK 1: Write a short biography of the writer TASK 2: 20thc Literature in England was characterized by 2 important movements: Modernism and Post-modernism. Do some research and write their main characteristics. Here some links … Continue reading

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Because I Could Not Stop For Death

 Emily Dickinson Task 1: Before reading the poem, let’s get to know the author. Do research on Emily Dickinson and write a summary of her life. Task 2: Context of production Emily Dickinson wrote at the end of the Romantic … Continue reading

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