Analyse & Compare 2 Poems: War Topic

Curriculum support20 minsFREE

Key takeaways
How to identify genre, purpose and audience.
How to comment on the effects of language features.
How to embed and explain quotations.
Kitan CoxHost: As an experienced secondary English teacher, I have taught GCSE and A-Level English (Language and Literature), Media Studies, Extended Project Qualification, Critical Thinking and Drama in a wide range of educational settings in London and Surrey (outstanding secondary schools, academies and a further education college). I am also been involved in motivating students through extracurricular activities inside and outside of school. Additionally, I have a certificate in Life Coaching.

Comparing to literary works can be challenging! In this class students will get an overview of how to analyse and compare two war poems: ‘The Soldier’ and ‘The Mother’. The session will be based on a specific assignment: ‘Compare how the writers present war.’  Students will be shown how to understand poetic devices and language features with the intent of commenting on them.  Then they will learn how to embed and explain quotations in your writing.

After this class, students will be able to compare any two poems that they are covering in school using their skills learnt today. This is a must watch for students in Years 8 - 9.

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for Year 8-9 or S2-S3 students who are studying Poetry in English. 

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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