‘The Emigrée’ by Carol Rumens

Curriculum support5 minsFREE

Key takeaways
To understand poetic form and structure and how this links to key themes, issues and ideas.
To understand imagery and language.
To understand the context of the poem.
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.

Do you know how to identify key themes in poems? Or how to identify the structure and form? This class will use the poem 'The Emigrée' from AQA’s ‘Power and Conflict’ Poetry Anthology so that students can solidify their knowledge of poetic form and structure, excel at identifying key themes, issues, and ideas as well as recognise imagery and context. This class will help prepare students for their English GCSE and build confidence in their English studies.

Next in the Series: ‘My Last Duchess’ by Robert Browning

Related Classes: Introduction to PoetryDeconstruct & Analyse any Poem


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 suitable for students in KS4 who are studying English literature GCSE.

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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