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Poetry Essay aims to provide you with a range of English and Media resources to support students' learning.
Charlotte Mew – ‘The Farmer’s Bride’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Charlotte Mew – ‘The Farmer’s Bride’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Charlotte Mew’s ‘The Farmer’s Bride’. ‘The Farmer’s Bride’ is about a newly married woman. In farming communities, marriages were often organised according to valuable family matches and convenience, rather than love. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Charlotte Mew’s ‘The Farmer’s Bride’; 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.
Andrew Marvell – ‘To His Coy Mistress’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Andrew Marvell – ‘To His Coy Mistress’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Andrew Marvell’s ‘To His Coy Mistress’. ‘To His Coy Mistress’ is about love and time. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Andrew Marvell’s ‘To His Coy Mistress’; 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.
Simon Armitage – ‘The Manhunt’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Simon Armitage – ‘The Manhunt’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Simon Armitage’s ‘The Manhunt’. ‘The Manhunt’ is written from the perspective of the wife of a soldier who has sustained serious injuries at war and returned home. It explores the physical and mental effects of living with injuries sustained at war. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Simon Armitage’s ‘The Manhunt’; 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 Simon Armitage’s ‘The Manhunt’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Ted Hughes – ‘View of a Pig’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Ted Hughes – ‘View of a Pig’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Ted Hughes’ ‘View of a Pig’. ‘View of a Pig’ is about someone observing a swine that has died. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Ted Hughes’ ‘View of a Pig’; 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 Ted Hughes’ ‘View of a Pig’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
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.
'King Lear' Essay
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'King Lear' Essay

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This essay is based on William Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’. It would be helpful to A Level students studying ‘King Lear’. It is approximately 2,837 words long and 5 pages in length. The essay answers the following question: To what extent would you agree that the ‘evil’ characters in ‘King Lear’ have few redeeming qualities? For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Percy Bysshe Shelley – ‘Ozymandias’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Percy Bysshe Shelley – ‘Ozymandias’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Percy Bysshe Shelley’s ‘Ozymandias’. ‘Ozymandias’ is about a statue of Ramesses II. “Ozymandias” is the Greek name for the Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II (often regarded as the greatest / most celebrated / powerful pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire: 1303 BC - 1213 BC). The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Percy Bysshe Shelley’s ‘Ozymandias’; 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 Percy Bysshe Shelley’s ‘Ozymandias’, 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.
Mercutio Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)
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Mercutio Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)

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This poster contains a range of important quotations that are associated with Mercutio in William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. The Mercutio 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 Mercutio poster have been included, with different backgrounds: white and a black chalkboard one. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Nurse Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)
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Nurse Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)

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This poster contains a range of important quotations that are associated with the Nurse in William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. The Nurse 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 Nurse poster have been included, with different backgrounds: white and a black chalkboard one. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Lord Capulet Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)
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Lord Capulet Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)

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This poster contains a range of important quotations that are associated with Lord Capulet in William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. The Lord Capulet 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 Lord Capulet poster have been included, with different backgrounds: white and a black chalkboard one. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Seamus Heaney – ‘Death of a Naturalist’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Seamus Heaney – ‘Death of a Naturalist’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Seamus Heaney’s ‘Death of a Naturalist’. ‘Death of a Naturalist’ focuses on collecting frogspawn and the reaction to the tadpoles developing into frogs. 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 ‘Death of a Naturalist’; 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 ‘Death of a Naturalist’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Extended Project Qualification Posters
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Extended Project Qualification Posters

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These two Extended Project Qualification posters display key information about the course and examples of topics previously studied. The qualification is widely recognised by universities and it is equivalent to half an A Level. The Extended Project Qualification posters have been created in high resolution – square shaped – so that they can used as a classroom display or possibly for an Options Evening. 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.
Sentence Types Poster
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Sentence Types Poster

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This sentence types poster presents simplified definitions of the three main sentence types. English students are expected to be familiar with all of these sentence types and this makes their task easier. The sentence types 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.
Punctuation Explained Poster
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Punctuation Explained Poster

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This punctuation explained poster presents simplified definitions of all the key punctuation marks. English students are expected to be familiar with all of these punctuation marks and this makes their task easier. The punctuation explained 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.
Wilfred Owen – ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Wilfred Owen – ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Wilfred Owen’s ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’. Wilfred Owen’s ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ is an elegy – it mourns death like a funeral song. 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 ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’; 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 ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Wilfred Owen – ‘Miners’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Wilfred Owen – ‘Miners’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Wilfred Owen’s ‘Miners’. ‘Miners’ was written by Owen in Scarborough, January 1918, shortly after being discharged from Craiglockhart War Hospital where he had been recovering from shell-shock. 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 ‘Miners’; 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 ‘Miners’, 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.
Wilfred Owen – ‘Inspection’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Wilfred Owen – ‘Inspection’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Wilfred Owen’s ‘Inspection’. ‘Inspection’ concerns a platoon officer and sergeant isolating an unnamed soldier for having a dirty uniform. 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 ‘Inspection’; 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 ‘Inspection’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.