Recognising Poetic Conventions Part 1

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Key takeaways
Be able to recognise caesura.
Be able to recognise enjambment.
Be able to recognise rhyme scheme.
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.

A break in a poem can be used to get the attention of the reader while a poem that continues into the next line can show a continuing thought. Understanding these poetic conventions can help students feel more confident and read poems more critically. This class will explore caesura, enjambment, and rhyme scheme and will use the poem 'Silver' by Walter de la Mare to practice. This class is aimed at students in Years 7 - 9 but is great for any poetry lover.

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students in Years 7 - 9.

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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