To Autumn – Poem Analysis

‘To Autumn’ is a poem in which John Keats explores ideas related to autumn, and continues his interest in finding beauty in everyday occurrences that others may dismiss. Keats is an extremely well known and highly regarded Romantic poet, considered… Continue Learning »

Poems of the Decade Exams 2018 Preparation

Now that the Easter half term has passed, it’s officially time to start knuckling down and focusing on revision for AS and A Level exams. This post details our Poems of the Decade exams 2018 preparation tips, with revision suggestions, available… Continue Learning »

The Sick Rose – Poem Analysis

‘The Sick Rose’ is a poem by William Blake which explores the themes of love, innocence and sex across just two stanzas. Blake is one of the great poets of the Romantic era, well known today for a variety of… Continue Learning »

I, being born a woman – Poem Analysis

‘I, being born a woman’ is a poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay, also known by its longer title ‘I, being a woman and distressed (Sonnet XLI)’. It explores the feelings of a woman regarding a lover, breaking many societal… Continue Learning »

Somewhat Unravelled – Poem Analysis

‘Somewhat Unravelled’ by Jo Shapcott is a poem which explores growing old and the deterioration of the mind as a result of dementia, and the corresponding impact this has both on an individual and those around them. Shapcott is an… Continue Learning »

After the Lunch – Poem Analysis

‘After the Lunch’ by Wendy Cope looks at the emotions experienced after a first date, set on Waterloo Bridge in London. Cope is an award winning contemporary poet, known for her lighthearted and often comical writing. She often considers the… Continue Learning »

Spotify Revision Playlists

As with any school year, it’s important to work in the way that best suits you when completing homework or revision. Many students find that music can help them to concentrate, so as such we’ve been working on a range… Continue Learning »

Back to School 2017 – A Level English Literature

It’s that time of year, Back to School 2017, where students are getting ready for a brand new year of A Level English Literature, either for the first time in year twelve or returning to their studies in year thirteen…. Continue Learning »

A Leisure Centre is Also a Temple of Learning – Poem Analysis

‘A Leisure Centre is Also a Temple of Learning’ by Sue Boyle considers the ageing process through descriptions of a young woman, and a group of older and more experienced women, all at a leisure centre. Boyle lives in Bath… Continue Learning »

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