Deconstruct & Analyse any Poem

Curriculum support20 mins£2.50

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
Rosie DriffillHost: Rosie is a freelance writer, language teacher and psychotherapist based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. She has over 6 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. You can find out more about Rosie at

In this class 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 which will give students the tools and confidence to tackle poetry in lessons and exams. 

This class encapsulates how students should approach a poem, either seen or unseen, with the particular tools needed to discover meaning on many levels.

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Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This class is aimed at students in Years 12-13 or S6 studying English Literature, but would also be good prep for younger students who are going to study English in higher years.

Class requirements:

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

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