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Deconstruct and analyse any poem


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20 mins


Host: Rosie is a freelance writer, language teacher and psychotherapist based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. She has over six years’ experience of teaching English and Italian, and has written features on language, mental health and sustainable travel for the Guardian, Wanderlust, Dalesman and Therapy Today. Her memoir Suddenly, While Living - a book that focuses on health and recovery - will be published by Valley Press in January.

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Rosie will talk you through how to examine how a poem’s form, structure, language and context can shape its meaning.

This framework for analysis can help you approach any unseen poem and examine it through a more critical lens.

Safeguarding reminder:  We know that the safety of your child is of the utmost important. This is why we use Zoom's Webinar feature to provide our live classes, where by default, your child's webcam and microphone are disabled. 

Key takeaways:

  • The importance of assessment objectives when examining poetry
  • How to talk about meaning without jumping to conclusions
  • Examining how structure, form, language and context can shape a poem’s meaning

Suitable for:

This class is aimed at AS and A Level English Literature students, but would also be good prep for year eleven students who are going into sixth form in September.

Class requirements

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and paper will also be required during the lesson. 

What to expect

  • This class will take place online via a Zoom webinar
  • This class was pre-recorded and is now available to view on demand
  • You'll now be taken to a Stripe payment page. After payment, you will be taken to a new window to watch the recorded class.


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