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 »

Last Minute Poetry Revision 2017

The final Edexcel English Literature A Level exam is tomorrow (Thursday 29th) and for many it will be the final A Level exam! Half of the exam is made up of modern poetry, specifically selected poems from the Poems of… Continue Learning »

Effects – Poem Analysis

‘Effects’ is a poem by Alan Jenkins which explores the idea of loss, and the lasting impact it can have on an individual both physically and emotionally. Jenkins was born in London and went to the University of Sussex. He… Continue Learning »

Song – Poem Analysis

‘Song’ by George Szirtes is a poem dedicated to Helen Suzman, a famous anti-apartheid campaigner from South Africa. Szirtes is well known for both his poetry and his work translating Hungarian prose into English. He was born in Hungary in… Continue Learning »

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