Rossetti's Selected Poems: Comprehensive Guide for AS/A Level OCR

Engage your students!


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

Memory, the supernatural, religion, love, desire and death are all addressed in this eclectic collection of Christina Rossetti’s poetry. Ready-to-use, detailed study notes, guide your students through the challenges of teasing meaning from poetic language and structure with fantastically clear and comprehensive analysis. Active learning tasks, extended essay questions or debate prompts finish each section, to deepen your students’ understanding of the poetry and prompt them to apply what they have learnt.

The pack 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, gender and relationships, drama and conflict, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, context, literary approaches
  3. Indicative content
    Supports teaching by ensuring all key areas are covered

Plus! Glossary of key terms ensures full understanding

Also available with full recordings of the poems!

The resource explores each poem in depth and uses terminology required for KS5. This resource would be beneficial to teachers at any stage of their career as it is easily accessible and very clear. The focus on narrative is very clear and also the wider context. K Greaves, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer (Feedback from legacy edition)
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'All resources are very useful... Help staff to deliver a text effectively, thereby helping students to make progress... Easy to use, quick access resources as packs are effectively structures/ordered.' D Lucas, Customer, Teacher and Reviewer