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Alfred Lord Tennyson's Poetry: A Comprehensive Guide for IB

Language A: Literature, Part Two: Detailed Study

Suitable for both SL & HL

The most prevalent poet of the Victorian age, Tennyson was the master of descriptive writing, rich imagery and eloquent lyric. Dip into his classical and mythological verse with this informative and stimulating guide. 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 poem
  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.
A very thorough, intelligent, and helpful resource which will make teaching Tennyson much easier! I loved the thoroughness of the introduction and cultural contexts of the poems and the sense of an overview of the role of poetry in the period. I also appreciated the detail in the analysis, which is a godsend! It’s a fabulous resource which will be really useful for anyone teaching Tennyson. A May, English Teacher and Ind. Reviewer