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It's the real deal!
on 9 March 2011
I initially bought this for the English teachers to use when teaching these poems. When we showed the content to year 10 students they were so enthused by it that we have ordered many more copies so that the students can have them too.
Each poem is analysed to a reasonable standard - probably higher C grade - and then the themes, ideas and poetic techniques are discussed.
Most important in my view is that the authors have looked at how to write about the poems under examination conditions and under controlled assessment conditions.
Additional research by the reader is required to establish the context and background of the poems but this publication is all the better for not including this information.
Well worth buying. ideal for year 10 and 11 students studying for the AQA examination.