"My Parents" by Stephen Spender (IGCSE Poetry)

This is a detailed handout and worksheet to accompany study and analysis of Stephen Spender’s poem “My Parents”. The handout includes:

You can buy this handout as part of the IGCSE Poetry May 2018 / May 2019 bundle, here: IGCSE Poetry May 2018 / 2019 Bundle

  • biography and information about the poet
  • an annotated version of the poem (with a useful glossary to explain crucial words and phrases)
  • Close reading & analysis questions that allow your students to analyze and dig deeper.
  • additional questions and food for thought to promote the search for connections and to look at the poem as a whole.
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Created: Oct 18, 2018

Updated: Feb 14, 2019

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