AS/A-Level English Literature Student Text Guides comprise three sections: an Introduction, which outlines the aims of the guide, the relevant exam board specification and Assessment Objectives; Text Guidance, which gives coverage of key aspects of the text; Questions and Answers, which focuses on the various types of essay questions and offers specimen plans and sample answers, together with mark schemes
Release on 2003 | by Angelica Michelis,Antony Rowland
The Poetry of Carol Ann Duffy
Author: Angelica Michelis,Antony Rowland
Pubpsher: Manchester University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The first full-length collection of essays on the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy. Duffy's poetry is both respected by academics, and widely read and enjoyed by both children and adults. Approaches Duffy's work from a variety of literary theoretical perspectives, including feminism, masculinity, national identity and post-structuralism. Situates Duffy's work in relation to current debates about the state, value and social relevance of contemporary British poetry. Will become the benchmark anthology on Duffy.
A complete teacher resource on the poet laureate. Extensively researched, photocopiable material that can be used as the basis of delivering lessons, for student research and preparation, for follow-up homework, or as cover work in the case of teacher absence. Includes a free CD with the text of the pack.
What did Mrs Midas think? Or Queen Kong? Read all about it in Carol Ann Duffy's hugely successful, tender and entertaining collection. "... a joyous, exuberant book of poems about women usually excluded from myth and history: wives such as Mrs Pilate, Mrs Aesop, Mrs Darwin, Mrs Faust, Frau Freud, Mrs Quasimodo; women usually defined by their men - Delilah, Anne Hathaway, Eurydice; and retellings of old stories in which the lead changes sex - Queen Kong, the Kray Sisters and Elvis' twin sister, the nun." The Guardian
Exam Board: SQA Level: National 5 and Higher Subject: English First teaching: September 2017 (N5) / September 2018 (Higher) First exams: Summer 2018 (N5) / Summer 2019 (Higher) Understand, analyse and evaluate the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy with this study and revision guide, written by experts who know how to prepare students for success in the National 5 and Higher English Critical Reading papers. Fully up to date with SQA's latest exam requirements, this guide: - Develops understanding of the language, structure and themes in Carol Ann Duffy's poetry through clear explanations and detailed commentary, supported by definitions of key terms and unfamiliar words - Builds critical and analytical skills as students are encouraged to think more deeply about the text and consider the writer's ideas, choices and techniques - Provides advice on how to tackle the different question types in the Scottish Texts section of the exam, with sample questions, model answers and examiner-style commentary, plus additional practice questions for students - Explains the requirements for the Critical Essay section of the exam, with tips and examples for planning, structuring and writing a top-grade essay, plus practice essay questions for students to answer - Highlights key quotations that students can use to enhance their exam responses and make comparisons between different parts of the text - Checks whether students have remembered the key points by including quick 'Review your learning' questions at the end of each chapter
'Carol Ann Duffy is the most humane and accessible poet of our time' Rose Tremain, Guardian This volume contains poems chosen by Carol Ann Duffy from her first six acclaimed collections, from Standing Female Nude (1985) to Feminine Gospels (2002), and a handful of 'other poems' collected here for the first time. Endlessly varied and wonderfully inventive, this volume is the perfect introduction for new readers, the essential selection for students, and a glorious sum of parts for old acquaintances.
A winner of the Costa Book Award, "beautiful and moving poetry for the real world" (The Guardian) The Bees is Carol Ann Duffy's first collection of new poems as British poet laureate, and the much anticipated successor to the T. S. Eliot Prize–winning Rapture. After the intimate focus of the earlier book, The Bees finds Duffy using her full poetic range: there are drinking songs, love poems, poems to the weather, and poems of political anger. There are elegies, too, for beloved friends and—most movingly—for the poet's mother. As Duffy's voice rises in this collection, her music intensifies, and every poem patterns itself into song. Woven into and weaving through the book is its presiding spirit: the bee. Sometimes the bee is Duffy's subject, sometimes it strays into the poem or hovers at its edge—and the reader soon begins to anticipate its appearance. In the end, Duffy's point is clear: the bee symbolizes what we have left of grace in the world, and what is most precious and necessary for us to protect. The Bees is Duffy's clearest affirmation yet of her belief in the poem as "secular prayer," as the means by which we remind ourselves of what is most worthy of our attention and concern, our passion and our praise.
A Study Guide for Carol Ann Duffy's "Originally," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.