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AQA Power and Conflict GCSE Poetry Anthology Audio Tutorials

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Summary

In this study guide we narrate and analyse all 15 poems in the the AQA Power and Conflict poetry anthology to prepare those who are studying for their English Literature GCSE. Written by Rebecca Kleanthous, an English teacher and an examiner who specialises in poetry, this series will enable you to understand all the themes and ideas across the poems, analyses the techniques used by the poets, including language and structure and provides suitable comparisons with other poems within the cluster. Additionally, there are two additional chapters, one analysing poetic techniques and another on exam techniques.

The 15 poems in the anthology are:

  • Percy Bysshe Shelley - Ozymandias
  • William Blake - London
  • William Wordsworth - The Prelude: stealing the boat
  • Robert Browning - My Last Duchess
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson - The Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Wilfred Owen - Exposure
  • Seamus Heaney - Storm on the Island
  • Ted Hughes - Bayonet Charge
  • Simon Armitage - Remains
  • Jane Weir - Poppies
  • Carol Ann Duffy - War Photographer
  • Imtiaz Dharker - Tissue
  • Carol Rumens - The émigree
  • Beatrice Garland - Kamikaze
  • John Agard - Checking Out Me History

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Grrrrr!

Good ideas for readers to consider but how can you make a claim for iambic rhythm, then add syllables when pronouncing words? It’s ‘ev’ry’, not ‘ev-e-ry’. There are other blunders, too, and the humour is too forced. There is to much interpolation for this to be valuable to students. It could be very misleading.

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Fantastic resource

My daughter used this for her GCSE exams and she found it extremely useful in helping her to understand the poetry and for revision.

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A must for GCSE students

This is an excellent way to help students initially engage in poetry. It is thought provoking and therefore suitable for the more able student too.

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Useful!

Well narrated by a pair who ask and answer questions with each other. Not useful as an introduction to the anthology but very useful as a revision tool.

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Amazingly helpful

I'm a year 10 student who has had this just bought for me, it is very helpful and has shown me more POV's on the poems.

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one of the best resources for the new gcse english

This is absolutely fantastic, I now fully understand the poems. please can you do one for English language.