This handout / worksheet is designed to enable an in-depth teaching and preparation of the poem “Plenty” by Isobel Dixon. The poem is also on the IGCSE English Literature curriculum for exams in 2020 and 2021. The worksheet can be used independently of the IGCSE Literature exams, too!
The resource includes:
Short biography and introduction to the poet - Isobel Dixon
The poem text with line numbers to facilitate close reading and analysis, and a glossary of unusual or difficult vocabulary.
Essay of critical commentary about Isobel Dixon’s writing and poetry
Comprehension, close-reading & analysis questions.
Additional longer writing tasks (including essay questions and a creative response question).
Teacher’s Notes and Guide to help teach the poem, and to help students revise for the poem, including:
a) Context of Composition
b) Teacher’s Notes to assist a first reading of the poem
c) Suggested student activities to accompany the teaching and close reading of the poem
d) Detailed commentary and analysis of poetic devices, to be used as ANSWERS guide for the comprehension, close reading and analysis quesitons.
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