Paradise Lost: Comprehensive Guide for IB

Language A: Literature, Part Two: Detailed Study

Suitable for both SL & HL

Rediscover the epic tale of man’s first disobedience in Milton’s magnificent 10-book poem. Book-by-book plot summaries recap all of the dramatic action from temptation to fall, while textual analyses delve deeper into the poem’s literary achievements. Plus! Focused assessment practice helps ensure your students are fully equipped for the Part Two oral commentary!

Discussion-based tasks! Throughout: oral tasks creatively engage students with the text, improving key articulation skills and providing that essential assessment practice!

Tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each book
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on areas such as: characterisation, relationships, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, context, literary approaches
  3. Put into practice
    Sample assessment materials replicate the structure of the oral commentary so students know exactly what to expect. Guiding and probing questions cater for all abilities. Plus! Discussion questions for HL students.
In addition… Glossary of key terms ensures full understanding.
I read it with pleasure, for interest, and with increasing delight as I realised how useful it would be in the classroom. It is the resource I wish I had written. It puts the work into context, which is so important… I would definitely buy it. I wish I'd had access to it the first time I taught Milton – it would have made life so much easier. P Brind, English Teacher & Independent Reviewer