Forward Poems of the Decade

A Guide for Edexcel A/As Level English Literature

Author: Liz Croft

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781540871794


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.

Study and Revise Literature Guide for AS/A-level: Pearson Edexcel Poems of the Decade

Author: Richard Vardy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1510452729

Category: Study Aids

Page: 104

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Exam Board: Pearson Edexcel Level: AS/A-level Subject: English literature First teaching: September 2015 First exams: Summer 2016 (AS); Summer 2017 (A-level) Enable students to achieve their best grade with this Pearson Edexcel AS/A-level English literature guide, designed to instil in-depth textual understanding as students read, analyse and revise the Poems of the Decade anthology throughout the course. This Study and Revise guide: - Increases students' knowledge of the Poems of the Decade anthology as they progress through the detailed commentary and contextual information written by experienced teachers and examiners - Develops understanding of characterisation, themes, form, structure and language, equipping students with a rich bank of textual examples to enhance their coursework and exam responses - Builds critical and analytical skills through challenging, thought-provoking questions and tasks that encourage students to form their own personal responses to the poems - Extends learning and prepares students for higher-level study by introducing critical viewpoints, comparative references to other literary works and suggestions for independent research - Helps students maximise their exam potential using clear explanations of the Assessment Objectives, sample student answers and examiner insights - Improves students' extended writing techniques through targeted advice on planning and structuring a successful essay

Understanding Poems of the Decade for a Level Edexcel Poetry

Gavin's Guide to the 28 Set Poems for 2017 & 2018 Students Taking English Literature - Straight to Year 13 Verson

Author: Gavin Smithers

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535221221


Page: 148

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The step up from GCSE to AS level poetry analaysis can seem daunting. This clearly written 140 page study guide aims to bridge the gap. It includes a detailed analysis of all 28 poems from the Forward Anthology which Edexcel candidates need to study. This study guide is for students sitting exams in 2017 and 2018. 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 aims to help you raise your exam grade - and enjoy studying English Literature that bit more.