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Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson Seven, Eight and Nine

Sarah Knightley | Tuesday June 25, 2013

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Tis Pity She’s a Whore Introduction
Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson One, Two and Three
Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson Four, Five and Six
Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson Ten, Eleven and Twelve
Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson Thirteen, Fourteen and Fifteen
Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson Sixteen, Seventeen and Eighteen
Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson Nineteen, Twenty and Twenty One

Lesson Seven

Lesson Objectives

  • Will have understood key aspects of Blake’s Book of Thel.
  • Will have applied analytical skills in their response to the poem.
  • Will synthesise the poem in light of Blake’s other writings.

The Book of Thel

Students to engage with Blake’s etchings – and consider how these add to their understanding of his work.

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How do these images aid your understanding of the poem?

Link here to a piece Enjoying ‘The Book fo Thel’ by William Blake by Ed Frielander, M.D - Read through resource in order to develop understanding of the poem.

Issue students with copies of the poem and divide into four sections – each group to focus on a different section and to be prepared to feedback the content of the poem as well as exploring the style and symbolism Blake uses. Guide them to create tables similar to the ones below.

Exemplar Responses

Below are two exemplar feedback tables from A2 Students.

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Wider Connections

Plenary task - Students to start to make specific connections between the texts – these connections can be stylistic, contextual or critical. To develop further students should name specific poems and scenes/characters in Tis Pity.

To make connections to Tis Pity and poems from the Songs – this is to further focus students on AO3 and making connections between the texts. The focus of the connections here could be based on Annabella and the theme of innocence and link to ideas of temptation.

‘Temptation arises from a...


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