Tag Archives: Poetry

Essay writing

Read this poem, and then answer the question that follows it: Song: Tears, Idle Tears Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth of some divine despair Rise in the heart, and gather to the … Continue reading

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If (by Rudyard Kipling)

If— BY RUDYARD KIPLING Listen to the poem If this poem was written today, what would you think of the author? Would he be famous and admired? Why/Why not?  

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Poem: Tears, Idle Tears

Tears, Idle Tears Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth of some divine despair Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn-fields, And thinking of the days … Continue reading

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Ode on Melancholy (Part 1)

TASK 1: What is melancholy? Can you find a definition? TASK 2: Find a definition for ODE. The author: John Keats TASK 3: Read his biography and take notes involving important event in his life that influenced his writings. https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Keats/The-year-1819 … Continue reading

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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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