This resource is a 70+ slide PowerPoint exploring the contexts of love poetry, from medieval to early modern. The resource also features exam technique for essays that require the discussion of context & intertextuality.

These slides feature everything you need to teach or to revise Love Poetry Context, and is great for all levels of study!


  • notes on intertextuality
  • essay structure & technique notes
  • How to write a conclusion, introduction, and analyse Form / Structure / Language
  • Beginnings of love & medieval poetry
  • The Canterbury Tales, Troilus & Criseyde
  • Women’s Voices & The Book Of Margery Kempe
  • Dunbar, Henryson, Skelton
  • The English Renaissance & Shakespeare
  • Marlowe
  • A study of Shakespeare’s Sonnets & types of Sonnet (English & Italian)
  • Sonnet key terms - Petrarchan, Volta, Octave, Sestet, Quatrain
  • Sonnet examples
  • Pastoral poetry
  • Metaphysical Poetry
  • Cavalier Poetry
  • Restoration Poetry
  • Satire & Romantic Poetry
  • Robert Burns, Lord Byron, and the Byronic Hero
  • Victorian poetry & literature


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Created: Mar 13, 2018


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