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The Poetry Place

Workshop

Resources and ideas for teachers


 
KS3 Creative writing
GCSE Help | The SONNET | WAR POEMS
A Level Help

Resources arranged by:
POETS
POEMS


GCSE Help

An Epitaph as an Unseen

Having a Go at the Unseen

AQA anthology

OCR Poetry

WJEC Poetry Collection

Edexcel anthology

Edexcel - Taking a Stand

Having an opinion

Viewpoint

Themes

Revising themes

Revision - Getting back to the text

Poetry of Place

Making Comparisons 1

Making Comparisons 2

Active Approaches

Ghazal

'How Do I Love Thee?' revisited

'Romney Marsh'

'The Man He Killed'

'Before You Were Mine'

'Blackberry-picking'

'Catrin'

'Cold Knap Lake'

'Cousin Kate'

'Follower'

Crunching Hardy and Rossetti

'How Do I Love Thee?'

'London'

'My Last Duchess'

'On My First Sonne'

'To His Coy Mistress'

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Presents from my Aunt

'The Affliction of Margaret'

The Eagle

'The Song of the Old Mother'

Ulysses

Reactions to Kipling's 'If'

Viewpoints and comparisons: Song to the Men of England

Homecoming

Clarke, Gillian - 'My Box'

Inversnaid

Love after Love

'My parents kept me from children who were rough'

Poetry of Place: Taj Mahal

General

How personal, how public? Poets writing autobiographically.

Poetry generators

Extended Metaphor

Interiors, exteriors:- MacNiece, Frost, Finlay

Another take on Animal Poems

Loss

Rain - a theme

Seduced by words: The Lake Isle of Innisfree

Never Mind the Meaning, Feel the Words!

Beginnings

Poems from Unexpected Places

Bullying - students' poems

Highwaymen & other robbers

Using Song Lyrics

KS3 Ideas

Heroes and Villains

More Raps from Wrappers

Writing a Rap

Do Frameworks Work?

Crossword Poetry

You Are Old, Father William

Loss

Poetry in the Everyday

Valentines

Cats

Poems from Unexpected Places

Angles

Tangles

Concrete Poetry

The SONNET

What is a Sonnet?

Clare: Summer Sonnet

'Ozymandias'

'Shall I Compare Thee...?'

'Upon Westminster Bridge'

'Time Does Not Bring Relief...'

WAR POEMS

'Dulce et Decorum est'

'The Sentry' and 'Soldier'

War Poetry: Patriotic vs Realistic

A level students are expected to read widely so you will find other sections of the Workshop useful too. 

Mail me at poet@teachit.co.uk if there are particular poems for which you would like suggestions.

A Level Help

Browning's Monologues

Interiors, exteriors:- MacNiece, Frost, Finlay

William Collins

Christina Rossetti

'The North Ship' - Larkin

Thomas Hardy

Compare and contrast: George Barker and Coventry Patmore

More Thomas Hardy

Auden: 'As I Walked Out One Evening'

Auden: Miss Gee and Oh What is that Sound?

Frost, Robert

Robert Graves

R S Thomas

Elizabeth Jennings

Herrick: 'Delight in Disorder'

Pugh and Duffy

A little Blake

John Donne: 'The Broken Heart'

Lawrence's 'Piano'

Shelley - 'An Exhortation'

Shelley - 'Mutability'

Tennyson - 'Come into the Garden, Maud'

Tennyson - 'Merlin and Vivien'

Tennyson - poems from 'In Memoriam'

'The Miller's Tale'

'The Passionate Shepherd'

'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'

'The World's Wife'

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