Tag Archives: Poetry

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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Sleep by K. Slessor

Kenneth Slessor was born in Orange, New South Wales, in 1901. He published his first poetry in the Bulletin magazine while still at school. He worked on the Sydney Sun newspaper from 1920 to 1925, and for a while on … Continue reading

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For Heidi with Blue Hair

For heidi-with-blue-hair from Pato_Ch Let´s discuss this poem together!! There are lots of things to talk about! For Heidi with Blue Hair When you dyed your hair blue (or, at least ultramarine for the clipped sides, with a crest of jet-black spikes on top) you were sent home from school because, … Continue reading

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Watching for Dolphins

Listen to the poem read by the author -Listen to it again. Write a question that comes to your mind. -Find information about the writer that may be important to understand the poem Poem: Watching for Dolphins In the summer … Continue reading

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Coming Home (Owen Sheers)

Owen Sheers (b. 1974, Fiji) was chosen as one of the Next Generation Poets and as one of the Independent’s top 30 young British writers on the strength of his first book of poetry. A number of his ballads are tinged … Continue reading

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