Tag Archives: Poetry

Analysing poetry

In pairs/groups you’ll be analysing some poems from Songs of Ourselves! Include: – themes and tones -literary devices, explanation, analysis and impact (why the writer uses them -your opinion on the poem -any connection with any other poem, story, song … Continue reading

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Music in Literature

Get in pairs to work with songs Choose a song that you like and prepare a presentation that includes: -short biography of the band/singer -analysis of the song (theme/tone/literary devices) -explanation of the title -your opinion on the song (why … Continue reading

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Muliebrity by Sujata Bhatt

‘Muliebrity‘ by Sujata Bhatt describes the sight of a young girl in India who spends her days picking up cow-dung, and the inherent “glistening” power she has. The poem begins with the speaker describing how she has been unable to forget the … Continue reading

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Farmhand by James K. Baxter

Farmhand You will see him light a cigarette At the hall door careless, leaning his back Against the wall, or telling some new joke To a friend, or looking out into the secret night. But always his eyes turn To … Continue reading

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Coming by Philip Larkin

Coming On longer evenings, Light, chill and yellow, Bathes the serene Foreheads of houses. A thrush sings, Laurel-surrounded In the deep bare garden, Its fresh-peeled voice Astonishing the brickwork. It will be spring soon, It will be spring soon— And … Continue reading

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Poetry: final part

Take a look at this presentation. Choose a topic to write an essay on a poem you have not analysed.

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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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