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Poetry Analysis Support - Essay Writing Template / Sentence Starters / Annotation Prompts
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Poetry Analysis Support - Essay Writing Template / Sentence Starters / Annotation Prompts

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Need to write about poems? Stuck on what to say and how to say it? Not sure about how to organise an essay? This interactive Poetry Essay PowerPoint presentation helps you analyse poems and write essays about them more confidently. It features: structured paragraphing (point, evidence, explain, link); writing frames; sentence starters; annotation prompts; poetic terms simplified with examples; connectives (conjunctions); stanza names and other helpful hints. Poetry Essay PowerPoint presentation is also bundled with a printable poetry essay template. Poetry Essay PowerPoint application is an ideal accompaniment for Key Stage 3, GCSE and A-Level English Literature; assessment writing; college essay tasks; coursework; and term paper assignments. This PowerPoint has been adapted from Poetry Essay iOS app that used to be available to download from the App Store. Please note, when using some interactive whiteboards, it is necessary to press ‘Ctrl+A’ on your keyboard when full screen. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
AQA Power and Conflict Poems - Analysed In Detail
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AQA Power and Conflict Poems - Analysed In Detail

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The AQA Power and Conflict cluster of poems have been analysed in detail and collated into this 65-page document. Each of the 15 Power and Conflict poems have been concisely annotated to support your analysis and interpretation. The annotation prompts are intended to encourage further scrutiny and investigation. Use the pdf bookmarks to quickly skip to the relevant Power and Conflict poem. For the videos that accompany this resource, please visit our YouTube channel (poetryessay). For support writing a poetry essay, please check out this essay writing resource: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/poetry-analysis-support-essay-writing-template-sentence-starters-annotation-prompts-12034083
‘The Glass Menagerie’ Essay
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‘The Glass Menagerie’ Essay

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This essay is based on Tennessee Williams’s ‘The Glass Menagerie’. It would be helpful to A Level students studying ‘The Glass Menagerie’. It is approximately 1,569 words long and 3 pages in length. The essay answers the following question: How successful are the techniques Williams uses to suggest the ‘The Glass Menagerie’ is a memory play? For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
PEEL Paragraphs Sentence Starters Poster
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PEEL Paragraphs Sentence Starters Poster

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This PEEL paragraphs sentence starters poster provides students with a range of phrases to help instigate their analysis of a text. English students are expected to use this technique regularly and this poster makes their task easier. This compliments the PEEL (Point Evidence Explain Link) Paragraphs Poster, which is also available to download. The PEEL paragraphs poster has been created in high resolution – A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) – so that you can use it as a classroom display. However, it will print perfectly well in other paper sizes, such as A4.
English Classroom Display Posters
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English Classroom Display Posters

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These English classroom posters cover a range of helpful key terms, to support students’ knowledge and understanding. They have been created in high resolution – A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) – so that they can be used as a large English classroom display. However, they will print perfectly well in other paper sizes, such as A4.
Extended Project Qualification – Production Log Prompts (AQA)
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Extended Project Qualification – Production Log Prompts (AQA)

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This Extended Project Qualification production log prompts document contains useful tips, questions and exemplar answers for students and staff (supervisor / centre coordinator). It has been developed around AQA’s production log and aims to simplify the process of filling in the production log. The Extended Project Qualification is widely recognised by universities and it is equivalent to half an A Level. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Alfred Tennyson – ‘The Kraken’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Alfred Tennyson – ‘The Kraken’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Alfred Tennyson’s ‘The Kraken’. ‘The Kraken’ is about a legendary vast sea monster, that allegedly dwells off the coast of Norway and Greenland. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Alfred Tennyson’s ‘The Kraken’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. This poetry resource can also be found, in video format, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Wilfred Owen – ‘Duce et Decorum Est – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Wilfred Owen – ‘Duce et Decorum Est – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Wilfred Owen’s ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’. Wilfred Owen’s ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ concentrates on the suffering of those who fought during World War 1, on the battlefield. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Wilfred Owen’s ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Wilfred Owen’s ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Friar Lawrence Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)
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Friar Lawrence Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)

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This poster contains a range of important quotations that are associated with Friar Lawrence in William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. The Friar Lawrence key quotes poster has been created in high resolution – up to A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) – so that you can use it as a classroom display. However, it will print perfectly well in other paper sizes, such as A4. Two copies of the Friar Lawrence poster have been included, with different backgrounds: white and a black chalkboard one. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Wilfred Owen – ‘Conscious’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Wilfred Owen – ‘Conscious’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Wilfred Owen’s ‘Conscious’. ‘Conscious’ describes a wounded soldier moving in and out of consciousness, in a war hospital. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Wilfred Owen’s ‘Conscious’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Wilfred Owen’s ‘Conscious’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Connectives Poster
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Connectives Poster

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This connectives poster presents 45 words to help students link sentences – thus making their work more eloquent. A connective is a word or phrase that links clauses or sentences. The connectives poster has been created in high resolution – A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) – so that you can use it as a classroom display. However, it will print perfectly well in other paper sizes, such as A4.
Seamus Heaney – ‘Follower’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Seamus Heaney – ‘Follower’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Seamus Heaney’s ‘Follower’. ‘Follower’ deals with someone (Heaney) following his father – literally and metaphorically. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Seamus Heaney’s ‘Follower’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Seamus Heaney’s ‘Follower’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Romeo and Juliet Characters – Cartoon Format – High Resolution
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Romeo and Juliet Characters – Cartoon Format – High Resolution

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Thirteen of the main Romeo and Juliet characters have been created in a cartoon format. Each of the Romeo and Juliet characters are holding up a scroll with their name. These Romeo and Juliet characters have been produced in high resolution and should print well on paper up to A0 size. The individual Romeo and Juliet characters have been developed with a transparent background, so they can be easily added to any colour paper or electronic resources. Key Romeo and Juliet character quotes can also be found in Poetry Essay’s TES shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/poetryessay Please credit @poetryessay when used. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website or YouTube channel.
How To Analyse A Poem (GCSE / A Level)
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How To Analyse A Poem (GCSE / A Level)

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How do you analyse a poem? Analysing poetry can be tricky. This editable PowerPoint presentation offers six steps to help students analyse a poem. This includes: subject, theme, tone, imagery, form and feeling. This poetry resource can also be found, in a video format, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Owen Sheers – ‘Skirrid Hill’ – All Poems Analysed
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Owen Sheers – ‘Skirrid Hill’ – All Poems Analysed

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Owen Sheers’ ‘Skirrid Hill’ collection of poems have been analysed and collated into this 46-page document. Notes have been made on all 42 of the poems from Owen Sheers’ ‘Skirrid Hill’ collection, to support your analysis and interpretation. The notes are contained in a table format, under the following headings: content/topic, themes, imagery/diction, tone/irony, grammatical features, structure and sound devices. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Structure Poster – Structural Devices / Techniques
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Structure Poster – Structural Devices / Techniques

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This structure poster presents key words for students who need to analyse structural techniques or use them in their own writing. English students are expected to be able to identify these structural devices when analysing a text, and use them in creative writing, and this makes their task easier. The structural devices poster has been created in high resolution – A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) – so that you can use it as a classroom display. However, it will print perfectly well in other paper sizes, such as A4. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
‘A Christmas Carol’ – Context
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‘A Christmas Carol’ – Context

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This 6-page document concisely outlines the context to ‘A Christmas Carol’. Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ is often studied by students at GCSE standard. Students are now required to relate key quotes to contextual information and this document should support that. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
50 Exam-Style Questions – GCSE English Language Section B – Paper 1 & 2 (AQA)
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50 Exam-Style Questions – GCSE English Language Section B – Paper 1 & 2 (AQA)

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50 Section B exam-style writing questions, created in a similar format to AQA’s English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2 (25 questions on each paper). Included are two pdf documents with Section B exam-style writing tasks and lined paper, in conjunction with two accompanying PowerPoints which can be adapted. You can print the pdf documents as a booklet, or individual pages when necessary. These exam-style questions, for Section B, can be used for mock examinations / pre-public examinations (PPEs) or revision. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay's website.
Seamus Heaney – ‘Mid-Term Break’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Seamus Heaney – ‘Mid-Term Break’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Seamus Heaney’s ‘Mid-Term Break’. ‘Mid-Term Break’ is about the death of Heaney’s younger sibling, Christopher, who was killed by a car, aged four. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Seamus Heaney’s ‘Mid-Term Break’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Seamus Heaney’s ‘Mid-Term Break’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel. For support writing a poetry essay, please check out this essay writing resource: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/poetry-analysis-support-essay-writing-template-sentence-starters-annotation-prompts-12034083