Ariel Comprehensive Guide for A Level

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  • AQA A A Level

Ariel is widely considered to be Sylvia Plath’s most important and influential work, but it is the raw emotional content and the disturbing connotations of the figurative language that make it a continually challenging and controversial collection. As a highly distinctive example of confessional poetry, Ariel is an essential text for feminist and psychoanalytic literary study.

Consolidate and deepen learning!

  • debate prompts
  • active learning tasks
  • extended essay questions
  • further reading suggestions
  • key literary and linguistic terms

The pack tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough chapter-by-chapter commentary walks students through each section
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on: characterisation, setting, context, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, literary approaches
  3. Indicative content
    Supports teaching by ensuring all key areas are covered

Plus! A Further Reading List and Glossary of Key Terms

What do teachers say about this resource? (10753)

Incredibly thorough and detailed resource with excellent and specific information on the poetry collection as a whole.

I loved the critical overview of the text and I also appreciated the discussion questions that came after the focus on each poem.

One of the consistent strengths of this resource is how it targets Assessment Outcomes, giving clearly relevant and detailed coverage of each one in turn. The walkthrough of each poem gives an excellent starting point for each poem that can be used and developed further.

This is an excellent resource full of top quality information.

An impressive resource.

Invaluable for both staff and pupils.

J Hathaway, Head of English & Peer Reviewer