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Poetry Essay aims to provide you with a range of English and Media resources to support students' learning.
Philip Larkin – ‘Born Yesterday’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Philip Larkin – ‘Born Yesterday’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Philip Larkin’s ‘Born Yesterday’. ‘Born Yesterday’ was written for Kingsley Amis’ newborn daughter, Sally Amis (1954). The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Philip Larkin’s ‘Born Yesterday’; 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 Philip Larkin’s ‘Born Yesterday’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Seamus Heaney – ‘Storm on the Island’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Seamus Heaney – ‘Storm on the Island’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Seamus Heaney’s ‘Storm on the Island’. ‘Storm on the Island’ is about a storm striking an unspecified island. 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 ‘Storm on the Island’; 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 ‘Storm on the Island’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
W B Yeats - 'To a Friend Whose Work Has Come To Nothing’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions
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W B Yeats - 'To a Friend Whose Work Has Come To Nothing’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions

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Annotation prompts for W B Yeats’ 'To a Friend Whose Work Has Come To Nothing’. 'To a Friend Whose Work Has Come To Nothing’ is addressing a companion whose work has been futile or unproductive. It is about maintaining dignity and integrity in the face of defeat. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on W B Yeats’ 'To a Friend Whose Work Has Come To Nothing’; 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 W B Yeats’ 'To a Friend Whose Work Has Come To Nothing’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Ted Hughes – 'Bayonet Charge' – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Ted Hughes – 'Bayonet Charge' – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Ted Hughes’ ‘Bayonet Charge’. ‘Bayonet Charge’ is a poem that presents the thoughts and feelings of a soldier as he charges at the enemy and begins to question his role in the battle. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Ted Hughes’ ‘Bayonet Charge’; 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’ ‘Bayonet Charge’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
W H Auden – ‘O lurcher-loving collier, black as night’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions
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W H Auden – ‘O lurcher-loving collier, black as night’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions

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Annotation prompts for W H Auden’s ‘O lurcher-loving collier, black as night’. ‘O lurcher-loving collier, black as night’ is a poem that describes a collier (a coal miner or person who carries or sells coal). The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on W H Auden’s ‘O lurcher-loving collier, black as night’; 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 W H Auden’s ‘O lurcher-loving collier, black as night’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
W H Auden – ‘In Memory of W B Yeats’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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W H Auden – ‘In Memory of W B Yeats’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for W H Auden’s ‘In Memory of W B Yeats’. ‘In Memory of W B Yeats’ is an elegy – it mourns death. The poem commemorates the life and work of the Irish poet William Butler Yeats (13.06.1865 – 28.01.1939). The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on W H Auden’s ‘In Memory of W B Yeats’; 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 W H Auden’s ‘In Memory of W B Yeats’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
Juliet Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)
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Juliet Poster – Key Quotes (Romeo and Juliet)

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