With the focus in schools these days on tests, exams and even more assessments, it's little wonder that our children say they don't have time to read outside of the school curriculum - and what a shame that is! There is so much to be gained and learned from immersing oneself in a good book, … Continue reading Reading Lists
Well, I'm sure you've all seen a glossary or two in the past - and all pretty much look the same, don't they? In fact, they should! Because if they're doing their job properly, then they should all be giving you the most important poetic techniques to know when analysing a poem. So, for what … Continue reading A Glossary of 30 Poetic Techniques
With any good recipe, the key to an excellent result is the quality of the ingredients. The same is true of poetry! Yes, that's right - the particular ingredients (or elements) of a poem generate its overall meaning and, in turn, create an impact on you, the reader. So, it's important then, isn't it, … Continue reading How to read a poem?