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What is Enjambment?

Enjambment is the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the next, without any specific pause, despite the break in the line, and can even run over multiple lines or stanzas. The term originates from the… Continue Learning »

What is a Metaphor?

A metaphor is a figure of speech in which a description is applied to something, typically in a way that would not be expected, or by switching a standard description with something more unusual. This technique is usually achieved by saying… Continue Learning »

What is a Simile?

A simile is a figure of speech in which two things are compared, normally in a way that is unexpected or unusual. Most commonly this technique is achieved by saying something is like another thing. Similes are often confused with metaphors…. Continue Learning »

One Flesh – Poem Analysis

‘One Flesh’ is a poem by Elizabeth Jennings, in which an individual’s intrigue towards the passionless marriage of their parents is explored with a sad and nostalgic tone. The narrator observes the physical and emotional separation or their parents. Jennings was… Continue Learning »

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 »

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