AQA B Lit: Christina Rossetti Poetry Teacher

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AQA B Lit: Christina Rossetti Poetry Teacher's Notes w/audio (from 2012)

A comprehensive collection of commentaries and analysis on all 9 Christina Rossetti poems from the AQA B Anthology. Includes an overview of the poems, suggestions for further reading and a brief biography. The guide could easily be used by teachers as the basis for a programme of study with a teaching group or more independently by students as part of self-supported study.

Each poem commentary includes analysis of:
  1. the structural and form features
  2. the language and messages in each stanza
  3. the context of the poem in relation to other work by Rossetti

Talking points are interspersed throughout to prompt further reflection and discussion of each poem and of Rossetti’s poetry in general.

  • An analytical overview of the selection of poems
  • Biographical information linked to wider concerns, like the Pre-Raphaelites, women’s roles and religion
  • Useful glossary of terminology
  • AQA B Lit examination-style questions for perfect practice

I think the resource is very valuable. I like the way it systematically covers each poem, addressing all aspects of A02 (analysis of language, form and structure), and how AO4 (contextual information) is integrated throughout the notes.

E Hewitt, English Teacher, Independent Reviewer

Poem Selection:

  • The Convent Threshold
  • Cousin Kate
  • Goblin Market
  • Jessie Cameron
  • Maude Clare
  • A Royal Princess
  • In the Round Tower at Jhansi, June 8, 1857
  • An Apple Gathering
  • Sister Maude

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (4883)
"Excellent preparation for the exam. It makes me wish could spend the entire year teaching Rossetti. This resource would not only prepare the students incredibly well for the exam, it would encourage a passion for literature. Spot on. This is the most focused, relevant resource I have seen on Rossetti. I feel confident that if my students used this guide effectively, they would be fully prepared for the Rossetti section of the exam." N Worgan, Head of English and Ind. Reviewer
"The resource explores each poem in depth and uses terminology required for KS5. This resource would be beneficial to teachers at any stage of their career as it is easily accessible and very clear. The focus on narrative is very clear and also the wider context which is required for the exam." K Greaves, English Teacher and Ind. Reviewer

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