English Poetry Analysis


Study a range of different poetry, gaining a strong foundational understanding of how to analyse a poem effectively. This course includes many English poems from a variety of periods, including both male and female poets.

Created By

Jazmin H

Beginner
Exercise

10 HOURS

10 LESSONS

English Poetry Analysis

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Course Overview



Students will study a range of poetry and learn the skills of poetry analysis. This involves a close reading of a selection of English poems, spanning a range of male and female poets from various periods. Students will learn how to approach a poem using close language analysis, as well as learning to construct a personal response to poems. This course will then explore unseen poetry and students will learn how to interpret poems seen for the first time. Students will learn the fundamental skills of poetry analysis, developing annotation and language analysis skills at every stage. The course will also cover how to construct a written response to a poem, in the style of a typical English exam question such as: 'How does the poet explore the theme of X in the poem?' The course will also teach students how to compare poetry. Key themes will be explored throughout the poems, such as nature, love, childhood and war. Students will become comfortable when accessing a poem's message, as well as interpreting metaphorical and abstract language. Students will learn how to write a poetry analysis, as well as a comprehensive poetry comparison.

Course Content



10 LESSONS

10 HOURS Total Length

Lesson 1

Introduction To Poetry

60 minutes

Lesson 2

'The Gull'

60 minutes

Lesson 3

'Funeral Blues'

60 minutes

Lesson 4

'Valentine'

60 minutes

Lesson 5

'Winter Swans'

60 minutes

Lesson 6

'The Manhunt'

60 minutes

Lesson 7

'In Mrs Tilscher's Class'

60 minutes

Lesson 8

'Death of a Naturalist'

60 minutes

Lesson 9

'Snake'

60 minutes

Lesson 10

'Living Space'

60 minutes

Key Skills


Close Language Analysis

Interpreting Language

Applying Context

Poetry Analysis

Educator


Jazmin H

English Educator

Jazmin has a degree in English literature, a PGCE and a master's in educational leadership. She is a full-time Educator with an extraordinary passion for English and education.