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Thanks for visiting my shop! I'm a private tutor and content creator for 'Scrbbly' (an online English platform). I was formerly Head of English and an AQA Examiner, so I use my expertise to make online resources for students and teachers of all levels, from GCSE to University! I cover AQA, Edexcel, OCR and CIE (Cambridge), WJEC/Eduqas and CCEA exam boards.

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Thanks for visiting my shop! I'm a private tutor and content creator for 'Scrbbly' (an online English platform). I was formerly Head of English and an AQA Examiner, so I use my expertise to make online resources for students and teachers of all levels, from GCSE to University! I cover AQA, Edexcel, OCR and CIE (Cambridge), WJEC/Eduqas and CCEA exam boards.
Seamus Heaney 'Mid-Term Break'  Poem Analysis
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Seamus Heaney 'Mid-Term Break' Poem Analysis

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Here’s a full analysis of the poem ‘Mid-Term Break’ by Seamus Heaney, tailored towards GCSE/IGCSE students but also suitable for those studying Heaney at a higher level. Includes: VOCABULARY STORY / SUMMARY SPEAKER / VOICE ATTITUDES LANGUAGE FEATURES STRUCTURE / FORM CONTEXT THEMES EXAMPLE ESSAY QUESTION AND PLAN
CIE A-Level Lit Songs of Ourselves - PART TWO BUNDLE PACK
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CIE A-Level Lit Songs of Ourselves - PART TWO BUNDLE PACK

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This revision pack contains detailed analyses of each poem in the CIE A-Level Lit Songs of Ourselves collection, including suggested themes that may form the basis of exam questions. Contents: “If Thou Must Love Me” - Elizabeth Barrett Browning “On the Day of Judgement” - Jonathan Swift “On This Day I Complete My Thirty-Sixth Year” - Lord Byron “Shirt” - Robert Pinsky “Sleep” - Kenneth Slessor “Sonnet 19” - William Shakespeare “The Cry of the Children” - Elizabeth Barrett Browning “The Death-Bed” - Siegfried Sassoon “The Mountain” - Elizabeth Bishop “The Pains of Sleep” - Samuel Taylor Coleridge “The Pride of Lions” - Joanna Preston “The Song of the Shirt” - Thomas Hood “The Wedding” - Moniza Alvi “Waterfall” - Lauris Dorothy Edmond “When We Two Parted” - Lord Byron “When You Are Old” - W.B. Yeats “Written Near a Port on a Dark Evening” - Charlotte Smith Analysis for each poem includes: VOCABULARY STORY/SUMMARY SPEAKER/VOICE LANGUAGE FORM/STRUCTURE ATTITUDES CONTEXT THEMES
Lenrie Peters 'Homecoming' - Analysis by Scrbbly
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Lenrie Peters 'Homecoming' - Analysis by Scrbbly

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Here’s a full analysis of the poem ‘Homecoming’ by Lenrie Peters, tailored towards A Level students but also suitable for those studying at a higher level. Includes: VOCABULARY STORY / SUMMARY SPEAKER / VOICE LANGUAGE FEATURES STRUCTURE / FORM CONTEXT ATTITUDES THEMES
CIE A-Level Lit Songs of Ourselves - PART ONE BUNDLE PACK
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CIE A-Level Lit Songs of Ourselves - PART ONE BUNDLE PACK

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This revision pack contains detailed analyses of each poem in the CIE A-Level Lit Songs of Ourselves collection, including suggested themes that may form the basis of exam questions. Contents: “A Wife in London” - Thomas Hardy “A Complaint” - William Wordsworth “A Song of Faith Forsworn” - John Warren “Darkness” - Lord Byron “Distant Fields / ANZAC Parade” - Rhian Gallagher “Farewell, ungrateful traitor” - John Dryden “First March” - Ivor Gurney “Futility” - Wilfred Owen “Homecoming” - Lenrie Peters “I Years Had Been From Home” - Emily Dickinson Analysis for each poem includes: VOCABULARY STORY/SUMMARY SPEAKER/VOICE LANGUAGE FORM/STRUCTURE ATTITUDES CONTEXT THEMES
Derek Walcott's Poetry - Part One Bundle
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Derek Walcott's Poetry - Part One Bundle

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Here is a detailed analysis of Derek Walcott’s poetry. It is tailored towards students taking the CIE / Cambridge A-Level syllabus but will be useful for anyone who’s working on understanding the poems at any level. Great for revision, missed lessons, boosting analytical / research skills, and developing students’ confidence in Walcott’s poetry at a higher level. Enjoy! Poems included in the bundle: ‘A Careful Passion’ ‘Adam’s Song’ ‘Ebb’ ‘Forest of Europe’ ‘Homecoming: Anse La Raye’ ‘Lampfall’ ‘Landfall, Grenada’ ‘Mass Man’ ‘Nearing Forty’ ‘Oddjob, a Bull Terrier’ ‘Parades, Parades’ ‘Ruins of a Great House’ Each poem analysis includes the following: Vocabulary Story/Summary Speaker/Voice Form/Structure Language Context Themes/Ideas Possible Essay Questions
Emily Dickinson 'I Years Had Been From Home' - Poem Analysis
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Emily Dickinson 'I Years Had Been From Home' - Poem Analysis

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Here’s a full analysis of the poem ‘I Years Had Been From Home’ by Emily Dickinson, tailored towards A Level students but also suitable for those studying at a higher level. Includes: POEM VOCABULARY STORY / SUMMARY SPEAKER / VOICE LANGUAGE FEATURES STRUCTURE / FORM CONTEXT ATTITUDES THEMES
Macbeth - Essay Planning
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Macbeth - Essay Planning

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Here is a list of practice plans and notes that students have completed for a range of essays on “Macbeth”. Some are focused on ideas, and others on structuring. To get the best out of your plans, you should try to keep a balance between both of these from this document.
W. B. Yeats 'When You Are Old' - Poem Analysis
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W. B. Yeats 'When You Are Old' - Poem Analysis

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Here’s a full analysis of the poem ‘When You Are Old’ by W. B. Yeats, tailored towards A Level students but also suitable for those studying at a higher level. Includes: VOCABULARY STORY / SUMMARY SPEAKER / VOICE LANGUAGE FEATURES STRUCTURE / FORM CONTEXT ATTITUDES THEMES
Maya Angelou 'Caged Bird' - Poem Analysis
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Maya Angelou 'Caged Bird' - Poem Analysis

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Here’s a full analysis of the poem ‘Caged Bird’ by Maya Angelou, tailored towards GCSE/IGCSE students but also suitable for those studying Angelou at a higher level. Includes: STORY / SUMMARY SPEAKER / VOICE ATTITUDES LANGUAGE FEATURES STRUCTURE / FORM CONTEXT THEMES
Lauris Dorothy Edmond 'Waterfall' - Poem Analysis
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Lauris Dorothy Edmond 'Waterfall' - Poem Analysis

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Here’s a full analysis of the poem ‘Waterfall’ by Lauris Dorothy Edmond, tailored towards A Level students but also suitable for those studying at a higher level. Includes: VOCABULARY STORY / SUMMARY SPEAKER / VOICE LANGUAGE FEATURES STRUCTURE / FORM CONTEXT ATTITUDES THEMES
Siegfried Sassoon 'The Death-Bed' - Poem Analysis
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Siegfried Sassoon 'The Death-Bed' - Poem Analysis

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Here’s a full analysis of the poem ‘The Death-Bed’ by Siegfried Sassoon, tailored towards A Level students but also suitable for those studying at a higher level. Includes: VOCABULARY STORY / SUMMARY SPEAKER / VOICE LANGUAGE FEATURES STRUCTURE / FORM CONTEXT ATTITUDES THEMES
Sujata Bhatt 'Muliebrity' - Poem Analysis
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Sujata Bhatt 'Muliebrity' - Poem Analysis

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Here’s a full analysis of the poem ‘Muliebrity’ by Sujata Bhatt, tailored towards GCSE/IGCSE students but also suitable for those studying at a higher level. Includes VOCABULARY STORY / SUMMARY SPEAKER / VOICE LANGUAGE STRUCTURE / FORM CONTEXT THEMES
Cambridge / CIE IGCSE Poetry Anthology Bundle
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Cambridge / CIE IGCSE Poetry Anthology Bundle

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This revision pack contains detailed analyses of each poem in the CIE / Cambridge IGCSE Poetry Songs of Ourselves collection, including suggested themes that may form the basis of exam questions. Contents: ‘Amends’ - Adrienne Rich ‘Caged Bird’ - Maya Angelou ‘Sonnet 43’ - Elizabeth Barrett Browning ‘Farmhand’ - James K. Baxter ‘Little Boy Crying’ - Mervyn Morris ‘Marrysong’ - Dennis Scott ‘Mid-Term Break’ - Seamus Heaney ‘Muliebrity’ - Sujata Bhatt ‘Not Waving But Drowning’ - Stevie Smith ‘Plenty’ - Isobel Dixon ‘Rising Five’ - Norman Nicholson ‘She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways’ - William Wordsworth ‘Sonnet 29’ - Edna St. Vincent Millay ‘The Three Fates’ - Rosemary Dobson ‘Those Winter Sundays’ Robert Hayden Analysis for each poem includes: VOCABULARY STORY/SUMMARY SPEAKER/VOICE LANGUAGE FORM/STRUCTURE ATTITUDES CONTEXT THEMES
Rosemary Dobson 'The Three Fates' - Poem Analysis
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Rosemary Dobson 'The Three Fates' - Poem Analysis

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Here’s a full analysis of the poem ‘The Three Fates’ by Rosemary Dobson, tailored towards GCSE/IGCSE students but also suitable for those studying at a higher level. Includes STORY / SUMMARY SPEAKER / VOICE LANGUAGE FEATURES STRUCTURE / FORM CONTEXT THEMES
Moniza Alvi 'The Wedding' - Poem Analysis
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Moniza Alvi 'The Wedding' - Poem Analysis

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Here’s a full analysis of the poem ‘The Wedding’ by Moniza Alvi, tailored towards A Level students but also suitable for those studying at a higher level. Includes: VOCABULARY STORY / SUMMARY SPEAKER / VOICE LANGUAGE FEATURES STRUCTURE / FORM CONTEXT ATTITUDES THEMES
Rudyard Kipling 'If' - Poem Analysis
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Rudyard Kipling 'If' - Poem Analysis

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Here’s a full breakdown of ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling, tailored towards GCSE / IGCSE students but also useful for those studying at a higher level. Enjoy! Includes: THE POEM VOCABULARY STORY SPEAKER/VOICE LANGUAGE STRUCTURE/FORM ATTITUDES CONTEXT THEMES
Lord Byron 'Darkness' - Poem Analysis
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Lord Byron 'Darkness' - Poem Analysis

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Here’s a full analysis of the poem ‘Darkness’ by Lord Byron, tailored towards A Level students but also suitable for those studying at a higher level. Includes: POEM VOCABULARY STORY / SUMMARY SPEAKER / VOICE LANGUAGE FEATURES STRUCTURE / FORM CONTEXT ATTITUDES THEMES
Descriptive Writing For English Language GCSE/A Level
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Descriptive Writing For English Language GCSE/A Level

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This resource is an accompaniment to my YouTube video, which discusses the basics of descriptive writing, including how to differentiate between descriptive and narrative essays, as well as how to incorporate high level techniques, punctuation and vocabulary in order to achieve top marks. It’s tailored towards students taking GCSEs - especially the AQA, Edexcel, WJEC and CIE exam boards - but it is also useful for teaching students a grounding in Creative Writing for A Level and beyond. Please subscribe to my channel and view the other videos too!