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GCSE Poetry Support

The following Youtube clips will support your child with understanding the analysis of the poems for the GCSE English Literature Exam.

Students have fifteen poems to study, interpret and learn important key quotes. These poems have also been studied in lessons and are now being revised

To support their learning at home, we recommend that students look at one poem a day over the next three weeks.

To do this for each poem:

  • Watch the Youtube video
  • Make at least eight key points on language, form and structure to help them revisit each poem before the exam.

Students need to practise comparing two poems, focussing on how the poet has written them and how they link to the theme of Power and Conflict.

Key questions parents can ask to check:

  • Show me your eight key points
  • Tell me some quotes from the poem (using the anthology to check)
  • Compare two poems
  • How does the poem link to the theme of Power and Conflict?

 

Percy Shelley's 'Ozymandias'   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_Egz2bDQ0o

 

Seamus Heaney: 'Storm on the Island' 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sgsu_WgO9GY

 

 

Ted Hughes: 'Bayonet Charge'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AMuwf9zzKM

Simon Armitage: 'Remains'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmUCX-dSb9E

 

Wilfred Owen: 'Exposure'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64FESmLvQEs

 

Alfred Lord Tennyson's 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXVs8KydoNY

 

William Blake: 'London'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHp8eVi27Nw

 

'My Last Duchess' by Robert Browning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9h_csKEwxg

 

'Kamikaze' by Beatrice Garland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zwoe5twfd4

 

'The Emigree' by Carol Rumens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfIJ8iXLfLc

 

John Agard: 'Checking Out Me History'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj1bMk_E7GQ

 

Imtiaz Dharker: 'Tissue'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVjZpi9lkcI

 

Carol Ann Duffy: 'War Photographer'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeZCQlUMQxI

 

'Poppies' by Jane Weir

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEqSAT77SDQ

 

Extract from 'The Prelude', by William Wordsworth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g3l1E1gHiM