Understanding Poems of the Decade for As Level Edexcel Poetry

Gavin's Guide to the 20 Set Poems for 2018 Students Taking English Literature

Author: Gavin Smithers

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781977623621

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Page: 110

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This is a second edition of this popular title. It has been revised to meet the new specification for 2018 AS levels. The step up from GCSE to AS level poetry analaysis can seem daunting. This clearly written study guide aims to bridge the gap and is written for students taking AS levels in summer 2018. It includes a detailed analysis of all 20 poems from the Forward Anthology which Edexcel candidates need to study. At AS level, the task centres on two poems from the 20 studied. One, which is compulsory, and a second one, which you have to select in order to make telling comparisons. It is a tall order! This guide contains specific instructions on how to do just that. However this book can do more than simply help with revision in the final weeks. Pick up a copy now, and through the school year you will be able to use it as a source of inspiration and fresh thinking right from the start of your course. Just buy the Anthology itself and this book - and read both side by side as you work through your homework assignments. Written by an expert - Gavin is a tutor and has sold thousands of copies of his Gavin's Guide study guides - everything is designed to support your study and exam success. *Gain confidence at how to unpick the language and style contemporary poets choose. -Identify key themes. * Discover how to link two poems together -Improve your essay writing Gavin Smithers is a private tutor working in the Cotswolds. His popular series of Gavin's Guides aims to help you raise your exam grade - and enjoy studying English Literature that bit more.
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The Art of Poetry

Forward's Poems of the Decade

Author: Neil Bowen

Publisher: Peripeteia Books

ISBN: 9780993077883

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Page: 150

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Featuring an expanded introduction, volume 3 in The Art of Poetry series comprises illuminating critical essays on the 14 remaining poems from the Forward Poems of the Decade anthology, a set text for Edexcel A-level English Literature.
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Forward Poems of the Decade

A Guide for Edexcel A/As Level English Literature

Author: Liz Croft

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781540871794

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Page: 152

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The Guide has been written primarily for students of AS and A Level English Literature as specified by Edexcel in the post-2015 syllabus (9ET0). It addresses Component 1 (8ET0/01 - Poetry and Drama) of the AS syllabus and Component 3 (9ET0/03 - Poetry) of the A2 syllabus, specifically, the requirement to study a selection of Post-2000 poetry. The Guide covers all the poems in the selection from Poems of the Decade: An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry 2002-2011 (ISBN 978-0571281732).The poems are explored individually, and links and connections between them are drawn as appropriate. The format of each exploration is similar:* A summary of the key themes of the poems, with a note on possible connections and links to other poems in the selection* An explanation of any key features of the poem that require additional contextual knowledge or illustration* A brief summary of the metric form, rhyme scheme or other structural features* A "walk-through" (or explication) of the poem, ensuring that what is happening in the poem is understood, how the rhythm and rhyme contribute to meaning, an explanation of the meaning of words which may be unfamiliar, an exploration of imagery and language and a comment on main themes.
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Poems of the Decade

An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry

Author: Forward Publishing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571325405

Category: English poetry

Page: 208

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Agbabi, Armitage, Burnside, Duffy, Dunmore, Fanthorpe, Heaney, Motion, Nagra, O'Brien and more Poems of the Decade brings together more than one hundred poems from the many thousands submitted to the Forward Prizes for Poetry in the first decade of the 21st century.The Forwards are among the world's most coveted poetry honours. They have been awarded annually since 1992 for the Best Collection, Best First Collection and Best Single Poem published in Britain and Ireland, and the roster of winning, shortlisted and highly commended poets regularly juxtaposes familiar canonical names with fresh voices.This anthology of anthologies draws on the ten Forward Books of Poetry published to accompany the prizes between 2001 and 2010. It is the perfect introduction to a wide range of contemporary poetry: works that speak of violence, danger and fear, of love and all that opposes love, in forms of language broken and reshaped by the need to communicate what it is to be alive now, here.'These annual anthologies of the poems in the running for the Forward Prizes remain the best way of encountering the richness that new poetry has to offer.' Daily Telegraph
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AS and A2 English Literature

Author: Steven Croft,Margaret Walker

Publisher: Letts & Londsale

ISBN: 9781844194377

Category: English literature

Page: 304

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This is a revision guide for AS & A2 English literature. It helps prepare students for their exam.
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Victorian Verse a Guide for Edexcel a Level English Literature (9et0/3)

Author: Liz Croft

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781539609902

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Page: N.A

View: 2013

The Guide has been written primarily for students of A Level English Literature as specified by Edexcel in the post-2015 syllabus (9ET0). It addresses Component 3 (9ET0/3) - Poetry, specifically, the requirement to study a "literary period." The Guide covers all the poems in the literary period "The Victorians" as selected from "The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse," Editor Christopher Ricks (OUP, 2008). The Guide aims to address all the Assessment Objectives for the examination of this component. The poems are explored individually, but links and connections between them are drawn as appropriate. The format of each exploration is similar: An overview of relevant contextual factors, such as biographical, social-economic, political and literary An explanation of any key features of the poem that require additional explanation or illustration A brief summary of the metric form and rhyme scheme A "walk-through" (or explication) of the poem, ensuring that what is happening in the poem is understood, how the rhythm and rhyme contribute to meaning, an explanation of the meaning of words which may be unfamiliar, an exploration of imagery and language and a comment on main themes."
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AQA A-level Religious Studies Year 1: Including AS

Author: John Frye

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 147187396X

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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AQA Approved Engage students with accessible content that draws out the key theories, ensuring students have a thorough understanding of Christianity and the philosophical and ethical issues; developed by subject specialist John Frye and the leading Religious Studies publisher*. - Confidently teach 'Philosophy and religion' and 'Ethics, religion and society' with comprehensive coverage of the key philosophers, concepts and theories along with sources of theological authority - Supports learning and revision with a range of contemporary activities, discussion points and unit summaries - Prepares students for assessment with revision questions at the end of each chapter and practice questions tailored to the assessment objectives. Content covered: Philosophy and religion Sections A and B (Section A is covered through Christianity) Ethics, religion and society Sections A and B (Section A is covered through Christianity) Free support - Sample material for Book 2 - Summer term 2017 All of the above will be available online at www.hoddereducation.co.uk/alevelrs/aqa *Taken from Educational Publishers Council statistics
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Poems of the Decade

An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry, 2002-2011

Author: William Sieghart

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571281732

Category: English poetry

Page: 199

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An anthology of some of the best poems submitted for the Forward Prizes as chosen by a range of judges including poets, literary writers, authors, actors and musicians.
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The Art of Poetry

Forward Poems, Revised Selection

Author: Neil Bowen,Michael Meally,Johanna Harrison

Publisher: Art of Poetry

ISBN: 9780995467149

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Page: N.A

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Sensibly, Edexcel have reduced the number of poems from The Forward Poems of the Decade that students have to study. This new, single edition of our popular Poems of the Decade critical guides features essays on each poem in the new selection. Also included are teaching ideas and revision activities, making this an ideal guide for students and an invaluable resource for teachers.
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The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse

Author: Christopher Ricks

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199556318

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 654

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Christopher Ricks's celebrated anthology presents a wonderfully varied collection of Victorian poetry, with 560 poems by 115 authors. The great figures of the period - Tennyson, Browning, Swinburne, and Hopkins - are strongly represented, but light verse and nonsense poetry have not been neglected. With most poems given in their entirety, this is a lively and exciting anthology of Victorian verse selected by an expert in the field.
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Othello: York Notes for A-Level

Author: Rebecca Warren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781447982258

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Page: 120

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This updated edition is ideal to support students when studying and revising for the new A level English Literature exams.
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Understanding Poems of the Decade for a Level Edexcel Poetry (2nd Edition)

Gavin's Guide to the 20 Set Poems for 2018 and 2019 Students Taking English Literature

Author: Gavin Smithers

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781977725431

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Page: 116

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The step up from GCSE to A level poetry analaysis can seem daunting. This clearly written study guide aims to bridge the gap. It includes a detailed analysis of all 20 poems from the Forward Anthology which Edexcel candidates need to study. This study guide is for students sitting exams in 2018 and 2019. It is designed for students who are either moving straight from GSCE to A level (and thus not sitting AS levels in Year 12) and also for students who have taken AS level in Year 12 and are now preparing for their final A level exams in Year 13. (There is a separate volume for Year 12 AS students. Do not buy both!) At A level, the task centres on comparing a poem from the anthology with an unseen poem which will be given to you at the start of the exam. It is a tall order! This guide contains specific instructions on how to react sensibly and effectively when confronted with an unseen poem. It takes the view that, by thoroughly getting under the skin (and into the head) of the writer's of these poems, you will be able to answer your exam question with confidence. Get the book when you begin to study the poems in class and you will be able to use it to support you with homework assignments. Written by an expert - Gavin is a tutor and also author of many other Gavin's Guide study guides - everything is designed to support your study and exam success. *Gain confidence at how to unpick the language and style contemporary poets choose. *Identify key themes. * Discover how to link two poems together *Improve your essay writing Gavin Smithers is a private tutor working in the Cotswolds. His popular series of Gavin's Guides, which have now sold many thousands of copies, aim to help you raise your exam grade - and enjoy studying English Literature that bit more.
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The Art of Poetry

For Gcse and Beyond

Author: Neil Bowen,Michael Meally,Matthew Curry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993077852

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Page: 182

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'The Art of Poetry' is a poetry primer, a revision book and a guide to tackling the tricky art of 'unseen poems'. Exploring various key aspects of poems, the book sets out a clear methodology for reading poetry at GCSE & A-level. Twelve exemplar essays analyse a range of classic poems, from Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 to Seamus Heaney's 'Follower'. Written in a lively, accessible style the book is essential reading for students and teachers of English Literature. 'The Art of Poetry' features illuminating essays on: Sonnet 130, The Flea, London, Ozymandias, Pied Beauty, The Charge of the Light Brigade, The Road not Taken, I Felt a Funeral, Dulce et Decorum Est, Do not go Gentle into that Good Night, Valentine & Follower
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The Art of Writing English Literature Essays

For A-Level and Beyond

Author: Michael Meally,Neil Bowen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993077845

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Page: 226

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Whatever texts you're studying, this book will help you achieve top grades in A-level Literature. Featuring detailed analysis of a rich and eclectic mix of A-level texts, from 'King Lear' to 'Frankenstein' and 'The Great Gatsby', 'The Art of Writing English Literature Essays' covers everything you need to know to master high level literary discussion. Written in a lively, engaging style, the book takes readers through the art of close reading, through planning and writing essays and on to the tricky arts of using critics and contexts effectively. A book on how to read Literature, as well as how to write about it, 'The Art of Writing English Literature Essays' will help you to reach the highest grades.
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The Wonder Garden - Nature Myths and Tales From all the World Over for Story-Telling and Reading Aloud and for the Children's Own Reading - Illustrated by Milo Winter

Author: Frances Jenkins Olcott

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473387515

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 500

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This ‘Wonder Book’, written by Frances Jenkins Olcott, is a collection of over 150 nature myths and tales from all parts of the world, illustrated by Milo Winter. It’s 500 pages provide a vast array of tales, including tales of flowers, fairies, dragons, talking birds, magic waters and enchanted forests, that children can revel and delight in. Winter (1888 – 1956) was best-loved for his animal drawings, and was among the artists working in the later stages of the ‘Golden Age’. His work can be identified from its masterful accuracy, humorous touches, personality, and attention to detail. Winter produced artwork for such well-known tales as Aesop’s Fables, Arabian Nights, Alice in Wonderland, and Gulliver’s Tales. Presented alongside the text, his illustrations further refine and elucidate Olcott’s captivating storytelling. A bit of the Sky fell down one day; It touched a Star and glanced away; A spark from the Star in its breast it bore, And fell to the earth, and was no more. Up sprang from the grass a tiny flower That brightly grew ‘neath sun and shower:- The bit of the Sky in its petals blue, The spark from the Star in its bodom, too. The Star gazed down at its happy lot, And whispered, ‘Dear, forget-me-not!’
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And We Were Young

Oundle School and the Great War

Author: Colin Pendrill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781912174195

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Page: 432

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"A boy, he spent his boy's dear life for England". These words from a poem of 1916 were written in reaction to the news that a young boy, who had left Oundle School just two years earlier, had shot himself, whilst stranded in the Libyan Desert. With his plane grounded, he took his own life hoping that the meager supply of water they had left might save the life of his mechanic. The young boy was Stewart Ridley and he was 19 years old. The poet who wrote about him was John Drinkwater. 'And We Were Young' tells the stories of 263 young men from Oundle School and Laxton Grammar School who lost their lives in the Great War. And they were young. The average age at death was just 23 and the youngest, John Savage, shot down by the German air ace Max Immelmann, was just 17. They died across the globe, on land, at sea and in the air. Most of course on the Western Front but others in British as well as Portuguese East Africa; Gaza and Gallipoli, Italy and India, Mesopotamia and Macedonia, Jutland and Coronel and one in the Russian Civil War, long after the Armistice. The vast majority of them were volunteers not professional soldiers. The book celebrates their individual stories, their brief lives where school and school friends were so central and their deaths brought about by war. It also contextualizes and analyses the battles in which they fought. In addition, 'And We Were Young' tells of the impact of the War on the two 'twinned' schools in Oundle. With its wide curriculum and innovative well-equipped and probably unique engineering workshops, the boys of the Oundle School were able to contribute directly to the war effort by making vital parts for the War Office. They also 'dug for victory' and continued their pioneering work in agricultural research and they trained for war in the school's OTC. Guided by their great, reforming headmaster, Frederick Sanderson, Oundle boys also gave up their holidays and extended their working hours to meet the challenges posed by the great conflict.
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High Street Heroes

The Story of British Retail in 50 People

Author: John Timpson

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848319177

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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WHEN BUSINESSMAN John Timpson started his retailing career in 1960, there were no supermarkets, no out-of-town shopping centres and not even a hint of internet shopping. The British high street was full of made-to-measure tailors and traditional grocers. Among the household names were Mac Fisheries, Dewhurst, John Collier and Timothy Whites & Taylors. In this enjoyable new book, Timpson shows how successive generations of forward-thinking shopkeepers and inspirational entrepreneurs have led the major retailers through a period of rapid change – people such as Ken Morrison, Ralph Halpern, Terence Conran and Anita Roddick, without whom our high streets would have looked very different. This unique survey – from a man who knows a few things about success in retail – paints a compelling, personal and vivid picture of how shops have changed over the last 100 years and reveals who Timpson thinks has had the biggest influence on the shape of shopping in the ‘retail revolution’ that we have witnessed since the 1970s.
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Frankenstein

Author: Glennis Byron

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781447913214

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Page: 96

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This guide has been specifically written for AS and A2 students and is filled with in-depth analysis on contexts, character, key themes and critical perspectives.
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The Art of Poetry [Vol.6]

Aqa Power & Conflict

Author: Neil Bowen,Kathrine Mortimore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995467125

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Page: N.A

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Written especially for bright GCSE students (and their teachers), The Art of Poetry, Volume 6, provides incisive and engaging critical essays on each of the poems from AQA's Power & Conflict poetry cluster. In addition to the essays, the book includes teaching and revision activities as well as advice on key skills such as analysing unseen poetry and comparing poems. If you're aiming to achieve a top grade in your Literature GCSE or you're just interested in developing your appreciation of poetry, this is the book for you!
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