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1st Date – She and He – Poem Analysis

‘1st Date – She’ and ‘1st Date – He’ are poems by Wendy Cope, which are the two perspectives of the same first date, from both a man and woman.  It is originally from her 2011 collection ‘Family Values’.  The… Continue Learning »

i wanna be yours – Poem Analysis

‘i wanna be yours’ is a humorous poem by John Cooper Clarke, which explores the infatuation of the narrator with their romantic interest.  John Cooper Clarke is a performance poet who first released several albums in the 1970s and 1980s,… Continue Learning »

Nettles – Poem Analysis

‘Nettles’ by Vernon Scannell uses images from war and conflict to describe a patch of stinging nettles and how they hurt his son.  Scannell is a former soldier whose work often includes representations and descriptions normally associated with war, using… Continue Learning »

The Manhunt (Laura’s Poem) – Poem Analysis

‘The Manhunt (Laura’s Poem)’ by Simon Armitage explores the impact of the experience of war on a soldier, and in turn his relationship with his wife, and his ability to connect with others.  Armitage is a Yorkshire-born poet whose early… Continue Learning »

John Keats Context Notes

Use these John Keats context notes to help develop your understanding of Keats’s life and the way this influenced his work. As with any poet, life experiences and events undoubtedly shape their perspective of the world and therefore the work… Continue Learning »

Ode to a Nightingale – Poem Analysis

‘Ode to a Nightingale’ is a poem by John Keats in which emotions such as sadness and despair are explored, along with ideas related to transience and the passage of time. Keats is an extremely well known and highly regarded… Continue Learning »

Talking in Bed – Poem Analysis

‘Talking in Bed’ is a poem by Philip Larkin, which was published in 1964. The poem takes the everyday occurrence of two people lying in bed together, and then explores a whole range of thoughts and emotions associated with relationships. Larkin… 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 »