This handout / worksheet is designed to enable an in-depth teaching and preparation of the poem “Little Boy Crying” by Mervyn Morris. The poem is also on the IGCSE English Literature curriculum for exams in 2020 and 2021. The worksheets can be used independent of the IGCSE English Literature exams and curriculum, too, naturally.
The handout includes:
Short biography and introduction to the poet - Mervyn Morris
The poem text with line numbers to facilitate a close-reading and analysis, and a glossary of unusual or difficult vocabulary.
Comprehension, close-reading & analysis questions.
Essay questions to facilitate exam preparation.
Teacher’s Notes, MODEL ANSWERS & Study Guide, including:
a) Context of Composition
b) Teacher’s Notes to assist a first reading of the poem
c) Close Reading Exercises for Students (Suggestions)
d) MODEL ANSWERS and stanza-by-stanza analysis for the comprehension, close reading and analysis quesitons.
e) SAMPLE ESSAY RESPONSE for the essay questions and exam practice.
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