Thomas Hardy: Selected Poems Comprehensive Guide for AS Level AQA B (first teaching 2015)

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  • AQA B AS

Hardy’s often overlooked poetry is a fantastic option for ‘Aspects of Tragedy’ for AQA B. The selected poems mix tradition with innovation, and there is much to explore in Hardy’s use of metre and form. This specially written guide analyses every stanza individually, and prompts personal response with discursive and creative activities. Fantastically clear and comprehensive analysis allows students to get to grips with all the poems.

Engage your students!

Includes debate prompts; active learning tasks; further reading suggestions; key literary and linguistic terms throughout!

Tackles the key stages of text analysis:

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

Plus! A glossary of key terms ensures full understanding

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (6513)
'Well presented. Very detailed... Students will learn of the poetic intentions and through the creative tasks will explore authorial intentions.' V Kondou, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
"It will save a lot of time for teachers and is also a way of ensuring that all teachers have the same quality of analysis available if there are multiple classes being taught by different teachers. Both NQTs and experienced teachers would find it invaluable in planning new schemes of work; it would literally save days of someone’s time!!" J Colby, Teacher and Independent Reviewer