This week’s homework is to research the background of two of the poets we have studied (your choice). The work is due on Thursday 8th December.
The poets we have studied so far are are: Andrew Waterhouse, Maura Dooley, Thomas Hardy, Lord Byron, Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Armitage, Daljit Nagra, Charlotte Mew, Seamus Heaney, Owen Sheers, Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Cecil Day Lewis, Charles Causley,
Find out three facts about each of the poets.
Write two short paragraphs explaining how your findings affect your response to their poems.
Choose three of the poems we have studied.
Pick two short quotes from each poem and learn them off by heart.
The poems to choose from are: Before You Were Mine, Eden Rock, The Farmer’s Bride, Walking Away, Mother any distance greater than a single span, Climbing my Grandfather, Letters from Yorkshire, Porphyria’s Lover, When We Two Parted and Neutral Tones.
e.g. for Eden Rock you might choose the last line, “I had not thought that it would be like this” as one quote.
Quotes to be memorised by our English lesson on Thursday 24th November.
Complete your essay on the poem ‘Before You Were Mine’. A reminder that the question you are answering is:
How does Carol Ann Duffy explore ideas about the relationship between a mother and daughter in ‘Before You Were Mine’?
- Aim to write four clear paragraphs.
- Use quotes in your answer, to back up each point.
- Refer to themes as well as language and structural features of the poem.
You can see a copy of the poem here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english_literature/poetduffy/beforeyouwererev1.shtml
Hand in your finished essay on Thursday 10th November.
Write your answer to the below question:
How does the poet present the relationship between the father and son in ‘Follower’?
- Use quotations in your answer
- Refer to language and structural points
- Aim to write four paragraphs, using your four key points that you thought of in class
Work is due on Thursday 20th October, by the end of the day.
Complete the writing you started in class on the poem ‘Mother any distance greater than a single span’ by Simon Armitage. Your writing needs to be completed by Wednesday 28th September.
In the poem ‘Mother, any distance’, how does the narrator reveal his relationship with his mother through the use of language?
- Answer the question.
- Use quotes from the poem in your answer.
- Refer to the language and the structure of the poem in your answer.
Write a summary of The Tempest using one hundred words or less.
Pretend you have been asked to explain the essence of the play to someone who has never read it, or seen it. Which is the most important information to include? The plot? The themes? The characters? You decide.
Upload your summary by: Thursday 22nd September.
Here is a link to the BBC Bitesize page for “A Christmas Carol”.
It is a really great resource that includes practice questions, video recaps and advice on writing about language.
I strongly recommend you look at all the areas on this section of the site before Monday’s test.
Remember that you should also be revising quotations from the text.
They unconsciously deny an unstated and intolerably poor self-image through inflation. They turn themselves into glittering figures of immense grandeur surrounded by psychologically impenetrable walls. The goal of this self-deception is to be impervious to greatly feared external criticism and to their own rolling sea of doubts.”
Exemplar Notes to be taken on peoples’ presentations: