The Three Fates - Rosemary Dobson Poem

This is everything you need to present The Three Fates to your students for the first time or as a revision resource.
I have included a biography page with pertinent information on her life and interests as well as context slides on the Greek myth of Sisyphus. The poem is broken down into line-by-line analysis. The poem can be printed from
The assessment question is on the language, structure and form used to show thoughts on life and death.
There are LOs, questions with answers on the next slide for each stanza of the poem. The question is broken down as I would do for my GCSE students, with a success criteria and sentence starters and a clear PEE worksheet if needed. I’ve included a mark scheme based on the iGCSE Songs of Ourselves poetry exam, but this could easily be changed to your curriculum.
A separate slide included has key vocabulary with a range of activities. These are a combination of ten words either in the poem (‘aberration’) or useful for describing the poem (eternity, continual…).

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Created: Jun 5, 2018

Updated: Dec 12, 2018

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