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Poems of the Decade

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 »

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 »

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 »

You, Shiva and My Mum – Poem Analysis

‘You, Shiva and My Mum’ by Ruth Padel is a poem which is inspired by Padel’s personal experience visiting India with her mother for her brother’s wedding, in which they were immersed in traditional wedding rituals.  Padel was born in… Continue Learning »

Genetics – Poem Analysis

‘Genetics’ is a poem by Sinéad Morrissey which looks at the idea of how even with the breakdown of a marriage or relationship, children act as a permanent union, and an ever-lasting reminder of what once was. Morrissey is a poet from Northern… Continue Learning »