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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.
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 classroom display. However, they will print perfectly well in other paper sizes, such as A4.
Camera Shots, Camera Angles, Camera Movement
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Camera Shots, Camera Angles, Camera Movement

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24 of the most popular camera shots, camera angles and camera movement used. This resource is particularly helpful for students studying Media Studies, English, Photography or Film Studies. Equally, this could be used with other Media-based projects in other year groups.
William Blake – ‘The Chimney Sweeper’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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William Blake – ‘The Chimney Sweeper’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for William Blake’s ‘The Chimney Sweeper’ (Songs of Innocence). ‘The Chimney Sweeper’ is set against a backdrop of child labour (prominent in England in the late 18th and 19th century). The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on William Blake’s ‘The Chimney Sweeper’; 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 William Blake’s ‘The Chimney Sweeper’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
James Fenton – ‘In Paris with You’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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James Fenton – ‘In Paris with You’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for James Fenton’s ‘In Paris with You’. In ‘In Paris with You’ the persona in the poem seems to have recently been in a relationship with someone that was unsuccessful. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on James Fenton’s ‘In Paris with You’; 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.
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.
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 poem. For the videos that accompany this resource, please visit our YouTube channel.
Beatrice Garland – ‘Kamikaze’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Beatrice Garland – ‘Kamikaze’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Beatrice Garland’s ‘Kamikaze’. ‘Kamikaze’ is about a kamikaze pilot who doesn’t fulfil his objective and the shame it brings. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Beatrice Garland’s ‘Kamikaze’; 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.
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.
Romeo and Juliet Characters
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Romeo and Juliet Characters

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Thirteen of the main Romeo and Juliet characters have been created in a cartoon format – each holding up a scroll with their name. These Romeo and Juliet characters should print well on A4 or A3 paper. Each of the characters has been developed without a 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. For more learning resources, please visit Poetry Essay’s website.
Independent Learning Poster
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Independent Learning Poster

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This independent learning poster presents five tips for students. It is important for all students to become more independent, as they progress through their formal education. The independent learning 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.
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.
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.
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.
Clement Clarke Moore – ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Book
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Clement Clarke Moore – ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Book

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Annotation prompts for Clement Clarke Moore’s ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’. ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’, also known as ‘The Night Before Christmas’ and ‘'Twas the Night Before Christmas’. It is largely responsible for some of the ways we perceive Father Christmas or Santa Claus. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Clement Clarke Moore’s ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’; 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.
William Wordsworth – ‘Extract from, The Prelude’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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William Wordsworth – ‘Extract from, The Prelude’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for William Wordsworth’s ‘Extract from, The Prelude’. ‘Extract from, The Prelude’ is about the spiritual and moral development of man growing up. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on William Wordsworth’s ‘Extract from, The Prelude’; 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 William Wordsworth’s ‘Extract from, The Prelude’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.
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 – ‘Blackberry-Picking’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Seamus Heaney – ‘Blackberry-Picking’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Seamus Heaney’s ‘Blackberry-Picking’. ‘Blackberry-Picking’ concentrates on collecting and stockpiling wild fruit during late August. 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 ‘Blackberry-Picking’; 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 ‘Blackberry-Picking’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel.