- Complimentray ebook version
- A full, annotated sample essay and sample essay questions for new prescribed poet 23 Paula Meehan.
- All past questions for each poet are included.
- Latest and final versions of prescribed poet Derek Mahon’s poems, as they appear in The Poems (2021).
- Contains all eight poets prescribed for examination in 2023.
- Features a clear, colourful A4 layout. A key image accompanies each poem.
- Timeline for each poet offers relevant biographical detail to give context to their work.
- Pre-reading and comprehending and responding questions for all poems.
- Exploring sections after each poem offer immediate, clear analysis in a concise format. Relevant quotations and biographical details are integrated in the commentary, providing a model for essay answers.
- Creating questions contains innovative writing assignments prompted by the poem, which allow practise for Paper 1 through the study of poetry with common formats such as letters and blog posts.
- End-of-chapter theme sections contain handy reference tables showing the main themes within each poem. Major themes are explored in-depth, bringing together an overall analysis of the poet.
- End-of-chapter language and imagery sections offer notes on key literary techniques used by the poet with relevant examples for each.
- Sample essay plans and paragraphs for each poet develop skills in building structured answers that respond accurately to the question asked.
- Unseen Poetry section offers friendly guidance on approaching the unseen question with a variety of fresh poems and songs.
- Glossary of poetic terms gives clear explanations to refer back to when needed.
- Exam Advice sections provide useful information on preparing for and answering on prescribed and unseen poetry
Poetry Skills Portfolio
Create an invaluable revision guide for exam-time. Build up knowledge of studied poets. Develop writing skills for producing exam-standard essay answers. The Verse Higher Level Poetry Skills Portfolio contains:
- mind maps
- word banks
- biography tasks
- theme, language and imagery note templates
- paragraph-writing tasks
- dedicated space for writing sample essays.