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Edexcel IGCSE English Literature (9-1) 4ET1 | Unseen Poetry Anthology »

Richard Gent | Thursday May 03, 2018

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature Edexcel

Unseen Poetry Anthology

In preparing students to respond to unseen poetry texts, you should draw from as wide a range of poems as possible. This could include students’ choice of poems, reflecting their own interests and enthusiasms around themes that might interest them using such websites as Poem Finder. There is scope to explore different traditions, forms and genres, as well as different poetic styles and techniques. You might find it an...

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Edexcel IGCSE in English Literature (9-1) Glossary Unseen Poetry »

Richard Gent | Monday October 02, 2017

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature Edexcel

Glossary of Terms for Unseen Poetry

These terms have been added for reference purposes and should be used carefully by teachers with their students. This glossary is by no means exhaustive and teachers may wish to add to it.

Allegory

  • A story for which there is a hidden second meaning beyond the autonomous narrative.

Alliteration

  • The repetition of sounds at the beginning of two or more words in close proximity. The term is usually applied to the...
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Edexcel IGCSE in English Literature (9-1) Love and Relationships Unseen Poetry »

pdodd | Monday October 02, 2017

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature Edexcel

Love and Relationships

A

In this poem John Clare portrays falling in love for the first time.

First Love

I ne’er was struck before that hour
With love so sudden and so sweet.
Her face it bloomed like a sweet flower
And stole my heart away complete.
My face turned pale as deadly pale,
My legs refused to walk away,
And when she looked ‘what could I ail?’
My life and all seemed turned to clay.

And then my blood rushed to my face
And took my sight...

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Edexcel IGCSE in English Literature (9-1) Unseen Poetry | How to Use »

pdodd | Monday October 02, 2017

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature Edexcel

Introduction

This Anthology is for teachers of the new Pearson/Edexcel IGCSE English Literature Specification and in particular Paper 1 Section A – Unseen Poetry.

Unseen Poetry Anthology

Format of the Examination Paper

One 20 mark question exploring the meaning and effects created in an unseen poem.

Section A: Unseen Poetry

Students will apply their knowledge of poetic form, content and meaning to compare poems.

Students must:

  • demonstrate...
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Edexcel IGCSE in English Literature (9-1) Natural World Unseen Poetry »

pdodd | Monday October 02, 2017

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature Edexcel

The Natural World

A

In this poem, John Deane describes a basking shark which is seen off Achill Island, off the Irish coast.

Basking Shark- Achill Island
Where bogland hillocks hid a lake
we placed a tom-cat on a raft; our guns
clawed pellets in his flesh until, his back
arched, the pink tongue bitten through, he drowned.
We fished for gulls with hooks we’d hide
in bread and when they swallowed whole we’d pull;
screaming they sheared like kites...

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Edexcel IGCSE in English Literature (9-1) Conflict and Power Unseen Poetry »

pdodd | Monday October 02, 2017

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature Edexcel

Conflict and Power

A

This poem by W.B. Yeats looks at the experiences of a pilot in World War One

An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
I know that I shall meet my fate  
Somewhere among the clouds above; 
Those that I fight I do not hate  
Those that I guard I do not love; 
My country is Kiltartan Cross,
My countrymen Kiltartan’s poor, 
No likely end could bring them loss  
Or leave them happier than before. 
Nor law, nor duty bade me fight, ...

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Edexcel IGCSE English Literature (9-1) 4ET1 »

Richard Gent | Wednesday May 04, 2016

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature Edexcel, Hot Entries, Overviews, Poetry

Edusites resources for the Edexcel IGCSE 4ET1 English Literature are intended to compliment the Edexcel resources available from the Edexcel website. To help teach this specifications and for your students to make measurable progress Edusites has engaged some of the best writers and English experts to both write and moderate these materials ensuring that what we bring to you has a carefully constructed for your classroom practice.

Below are links to...

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