Written especially for bright GCSE students (and their teachers), The Art of Poetry, Volume 6, provides incisive and engaging critical essays on each of the poems from AQA's Power & Conflict poetry cluster. In addition to the essays, the book includes teaching and revision activities as well as advice on key skills such as analysing unseen poetry and comparing poems. If you're aiming to achieve a top grade in your Literature GCSE or you're just interested in developing your appreciation of poetry, this is the book for you!
Volume 9 in The Art of Poetry series tackles the Relationship poems in Edexcel's GCSE poetry anthology. Providing sharp, engaging critical essays on each poem, as well as teaching and revision ideas, the book aims to nurture pupils' appreciation of poetry and help them to reach the top grades in their Literature exams. If you're teaching, studying or revising these poems, this book is a launchpad to higher achievement.
'The Art of Poetry' is a poetry primer, a revision book and a guide to tackling the tricky art of 'unseen poems'. Exploring various key aspects of poems, the book sets out a clear methodology for reading poetry at GCSE & A-level. Twelve exemplar essays analyse a range of classic poems, from Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 to Seamus Heaney's 'Follower'. Written in a lively, accessible style the book is essential reading for students and teachers of English Literature. 'The Art of Poetry' features illuminating essays on: Sonnet 130, The Flea, London, Ozymandias, Pied Beauty, The Charge of the Light Brigade, The Road not Taken, I Felt a Funeral, Dulce et Decorum Est, Do not go Gentle into that Good Night, Valentine & Follower
Featuring an expanded introduction, volume 3 in The Art of Poetry series comprises illuminating critical essays on the 14 remaining poems from the Forward Poems of the Decade anthology, a set text for Edexcel A-level English Literature.
Author: Neil Bowen,Carol Atherton,James Browning, (En
The Art of Poetry, volume 5, offers incisive and engaging critical essays on all the poems from the post-1900 selection of AQA's A-level English Literature poetry anthology, Love Through the Ages. Alongside the essays are teaching and revision ideas to stimulate students and teachers, as well as advice on writing comparative essays and tackling unseen poetry. Course companion and revision guide, The Art of Poetry will sharpen up your reading of poetry.
Whatever texts you're studying, this book will help you achieve top grades in A-level Literature. Featuring detailed analysis of a rich and eclectic mix of A-level texts, from 'King Lear' to 'Frankenstein' and 'The Great Gatsby', 'The Art of Writing English Literature Essays' covers everything you need to know to master high level literary discussion. Written in a lively, engaging style, the book takes readers through the art of close reading, through planning and writing essays and on to the tricky arts of using critics and contexts effectively. A book on how to read Literature, as well as how to write about it, 'The Art of Writing English Literature Essays' will help you to reach the highest grades.
Arden Student Guides: Language and Writing offer a new type of study aid which combines lively critical insight with practical guidance on the critical writing skills you need to develop in order to engage fully with Shakespeare's texts. The books' core focus is on language: both understanding and enjoying Shakespeare's complex dramatic language, and expanding your own critical vocabulary, as you respond to his plays. Key features include: an introduction considering when and how the play was written, addressing the language with which Shakespeare created his work, as well as the generic, literary and theatrical conventions at his disposal detailed examination and analysis of the individual text, focusing on its literary, technical and historical intricacies discussion of performance history and the critical reception of the work a 'Writing matters' section in every chapter, clearly linking the analysis of Shakespeare's language to your own writing strategies in coursework and examinations. Written by world-class academics with both scholarly insight and outstanding teaching skills, each guide will empower you to read and write about Shakespeare with increased confidence and enthusiasm. At a climactic point in the play, Macbeth realises that the witches have deceived him through their ambiguous language: 'they palter with us in a double sense'. This book explores Shakespeare's own paltering in the play – the densely rich language of ambition, of blood, and of guilt that structures Macbeth.
If you're revising for English Literature GCSE, this is the book for you. No matter what text you're reading, poetry, a play or a novel, 'The Art of Writing English Literature Essays' will help you to reach the top grades. Written in a lively, accessible style, featuring model paragraphs and exemplar essays on key GCSE texts such as 'An Inspector Calls', 'Of Mice and Men' and 'The Importance of Being Earnest', the book takes readers through the process of planning and writing A* quality English Literature essays.
This new anthology of classic short stories has been chosen specifically to inspire Key Stage 3 pupils. A rich, varied 'teacher-tested' range of stories have been included - tales from the Greek Myths, from the Arabian Nights and from the brothers Grimm; a story of King Arthur and a fairy tale from Perrault; Victorian and Edwardian ghost stories, and more. Some familiar old favourites share space with less well-known stories; there's comic stories and scary ones and tales of tremendous derring-do. There's something here, in short, to catch the imagination of every reader.
María Rosa Menocal,Raymond P. Scheindlin,Michael Sells
Author: María Rosa Menocal,Raymond P. Scheindlin,Michael Sells
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The Literature of Al-Andalus is an exploration of the culture of Iberia, present-day Spain and Portugal, during the period when it was an Islamic, mostly Arabic-speaking territory, from the eighth to the thirteenth century, and in the centuries following the Christian conquest when Arabic continued to be widely used. The volume embraces many other related spheres of Arabic culture including philosophy, art, architecture and music. It also extends the subject to other literatures - especially Hebrew and Romance literatures - that burgeoned alongside Arabic and created the distinctive hybrid culture of medieval Iberia. Edited by an Arabist, an Hebraist and a Romance scholar, with individual chapters compiled by a team of the world's leading experts of Islamic Iberia, Sicily and related cultures, this is a truly interdisciplinary and comparative work which offers a interesting approach to the field.
Teaching English Literature 16 – 19 is an essential new resource that is suitable for use both as an introductory guide for those new to teaching literature and also as an aid to reflection and renewal for more experienced teachers. Using the central philosophy that students will learn best when actively engaged in discussion and encouraged to apply what they have learnt independently, this highly practical new text contains: discussion of the principles behind the teaching of literature at this level; guidelines on course planning, pedagogy, content and subject knowledge; advice on teaching literature taking into account a range of broader contexts, such as literary criticism, literary theory, performance, publishing, creative writing and journalism; examples of practical activities, worksheets and suggestions for texts; guides to available resources. Aimed at English teachers, teacher trainees, teacher trainers and advisors, this resource is packed full of new and workable ideas for teaching all English literature courses.
The authoritative guide to the AQA GCSE Anthology, featuring an illuminating introduction, a full glossary and detailed commentaries on all fifteen poems. For first teaching from September 2015. Intended for GCSE students.
Volume 12 in our series of critical guides to poetry offers lively and engaging essays on each poem in the new Edexcel IGCSE poetry anthology. As well as expert analysis, Volume 12 features teaching and revision ideas. Written for students and their teachers, the guide is a springboard for greater appreciation of poetry and to the highest grades.
Thinking about Art explores some of the greatest works of art and architecture in the world through the prism of themes, instead of chronology, to offer intriguing juxtapositions of art and history. The book ranges across time and topics, from the Parthenon to the present day and from patronage to ethnicity, to reveal art history in new and varied lights. With over 200 colour illustrations and a wealth of formal and contextual analysis, Thinking about Art is a companion guide for art lovers, students and the general reader, and is also the first A-level Art History textbook, written by a skilled and experienced teacher of art history, Penny Huntsman. The book is accompanied by a companion website at www.wiley.com/go/thinkingaboutart.
Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age–and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns about love for herself and the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a modern American classic that will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. From the Paperback edition.
The translation of an essay first published in Egypt in 1925, which took the contemporaries of its author by storm. At a time when the Muslim world was in great turmoil over the question of the abolition of the caliphate by Mustapha Kamal Ataturk in Turke
This book is a study companion written in plain English, which explains the things that you need to know to be successful in learning Portuguese. No prior grammatical knowledge is assumed, and technical terms are explained clearly and progressively. Exercises are provided to help you consolidate what you have learned and build your Portuguese vocabulary. Although the main focus is on European Portuguese, Brazilian alternatives are also given. Among the many things covered in this book: How do you pronounce words in Portuguese? What do all those funny little squiggles mean? What exactly are verbs, adjectives, prepositions, and pronouns? How do you know when to use 'ser' and when to use 'estar'? How do you use the personal infinitive? How does the subjunctive work? If you don't know your diacritic from your diphthong, you've come to the right place!
'Intellectual freedom depends on material things. Poetry depends on intellectual freedom. And women have always been poor...'In these two classic essays of feminist literature, Woolf argues passionately for women's intellectual freedom and their role in challenging the drive towards fascism and conflict. In A Room of One's Own she explores centuries of limitations placed on women, as well as celebrating the creativeachievements of the women writers who overcame these obstacles.In this first history of women's writing, she describes the importance of education, financial independence, and equality of opportunity to creative freedom. ThreeGuineas was written under the threat of fascism and impending war. A radical articulation of Woolf's pacifist politics, it investigates the causes of gender inequalities and the ways in which women's historic outsider position make them crucial in the prevention of war. Both these works started life as talks to groups of young women, and their engaging wit and informality establish Woolf as one of the twentieth-century's greatest essayists. Their argumentscontinue to reverberate in feminist discourse to this day.