Ariel by Sylvia Plath: A Level AQA A English Literature Worksheet Activity Pack

Set text for:
  • AQA A A Level

Activities include:

  • engaging questions
  • critical thinking
  • close reading
  • pair and group tasks
  • visual, audio and kinaesthetic tasks
  • further research tasks

Plus! Answers to all activities included.

Composed between the publication of her first collection, The Colossus, and her suicide in 1963, Sylvia Plath’s Ariel is both woeful and malicious, tender and insightful. Dig deep into every poem with engaging activities and ready-to-use worksheets. Plus! All poems are thematically grouped for comparison across the AQA A Modern Times suggested topics.

  • Pre-reading exercises provide a starting point for study
  • Appealing poem-by-poem worksheets guide students through the entire collection, allowing them to gain understanding and analytical skills while remaining engaged
  • Post-reading activities explore connections across the collection, covering topics such as: • war and conflict • patriarchy • nature • gender and motherhood • death, transcendence and resistance • critical reception