Songs of Innocence and of Experience: Comprehensive Guide for A Level with Recordings

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  • AQA B A Level

Blake’s political leanings are deceptively complex: though he is inescapably treated as part of the Enlightenment and its liberal burgeoning, his social commentary lies outside the traditional realms of satire, and his conceptions of rebellion and power dynamics are inextricably bound with his views on religion. Get to grips with these intricacies with thorough notes, interspersed with thoughtful activities for students to expand their knowledge of the collection, encourage comparisons within it and support creative independent analysis of each poem.

Consolidate and deepen learning!

  • debate prompts
  • active learning tasks, including close-reading tasks and comprehension questions
  • key literary and linguistic terms
  • 'Did you know?' boxes
  • 'Compare and contrast' boxes
  • Images of the engravings to support analysis of the poems
Plus! A CD of the poems recorded by a professional Globe actor to bring the poems to life!

The pack tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough poem-by-poem commentary walks students through each poem
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of all poems focuses on: genre, themes, attitudes and values, language and form, context and more!
  3. Indicative content
    Supports teaching by ensuring all key areas are covered

Plus! A Further Reading List and a Glossary of Key Terms.