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AQA GCSE Poetry Revision

The AQA English Literature GCSE consists of two written papers. Paper 1 (40% of the GCSE grade) has a one hour and 45 minute time-limit and assesses students' knowledge of 19th century and Shakespearean literature. Paper 2 (60%) has two hour and 15 minute time-limit and focuses on modern texts (prose or drama), a poetry cluster from the AQA anthology (either War & Conflict or Love & Relationships) and unseen poetry. Both exams are closed-book which means that students will need to learn quotations as they will not be allowed to refer to set texts in the exam.

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Poetry about Relationships: 'Sonnet 116'

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Analyse Language in 'Before You Were Mine'

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Analyse Language in 'Climbing My Grandfather'

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Analyse Language in 'London'

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Analyse Language in 'My Last Duchess'

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Analyse Language in 'Ozymandias'

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Analyse language in 'Singh Song!'

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Analyse Language in 'The Prelude'

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Analyse Language in 'Winter Swans'

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Analyse the Language in 'Checking Out Me History'

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Analyse the Language in 'The Emigree' by Carol Rumens

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Analyse the Language Techniques Used in the Poem 'Kamikaze' by Beatrice Garland

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Analyse the Language Used in the Poem 'Poppies' by Jane Weir

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Apply Understanding of Language Techniques to 'The Emigree' and 'The Prelude' and Analyse The Effect

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Apply your Understanding and Analyse the Language in the Poem 'War Photographer'

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Apply your Understanding and Analyse the Language Techniques Used in the Poem 'Tissue' by Imtiaz Dharker

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Apply Your Understanding of Language Techniques to both 'Tissue' and 'Ozymandias' and Analyse their Effect.

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Compare and Evaluate the Effectiveness and Presentation of Ideas in 'Before You Were Mine' and Other Poems

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Compare and Evaluate the Effectiveness and Presentation of Ideas in 'My Last Duchess'

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Compare and Evaluate the Effectiveness and Presentation of Ideas in 'Ozymandias'

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Compare and Evaluate the Effectiveness and Presentation of Ideas in 'Singh Song!' and Other Poems

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Compare and Evaluate the Effectiveness and Presentation of Ideas in 'Winter Swans' and Other Poems

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Compare and Evaluate the Effectiveness and Presentation of Ideas in Extract from 'The Prelude' and other Poems

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Compare and Evaluate the Presentation and Effectiveness of ideas in 'London'

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Compare Content in 'Before You Were Mine' and Other Poems

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Compare Content in 'Climbing My Grandfather' and Other Poems

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Compare Content in 'London' and Other Poems

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Compare Content in 'My Last Duchess' and other Poems

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Compare Content in 'Ozymandias' and Other Poems

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Compare Content in 'Singh Song!' and other poems

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Compare Content in 'The Prelude' and Other Poems

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Compare Content in 'Winter Swans' and Other Poems

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Compare Language in 'London' and Other Poems

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Compare Language in 'My Last Duchess' and other Poems

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Compare Language in 'Ozymandias' and Other Poems

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Compare Language in 'Singh Song!' and Other Poems

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Compare Language in Extract from 'The Prelude' and other Poems

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Compare the Content in 'Checking Out Me History' and 'London'

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Compare the Content in Both 'Kamikaze' and 'Poppies'

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Compare the Language in 'Checking Out Me History' and 'London'

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Compare the Language in 'Winter Swans' and Other Poems

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Compare the Language in Both 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' by Alfred Lord Tennyson and 'Bayonet Charge' by Ted Hughes

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Compare the Language Techniques in Both 'Kamikaze' and 'Poppies' and Analyse the Effect

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Comparing and Evaluating the Effectiveness and Presentation of ideas in 'Climbing My Grandfather'

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Comparing Language in 'Climbing My Grandfather' and Other Poems

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Describe and Explain the Key Contextual Features of 'The Emigree' by Carol Rumens

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Describe and Explain the Key Contextual Features of the Poem 'Checking Out Me History'

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Describe and Explain the Key Contextual Features of the Poem 'Kamikaze' by Beatrice Garland

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Describe and Explain the Key Contextual features of the Poem 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'

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Describe and Explain the Key Contextual Features of the Poem 'Tissue' by Imtiaz Dharker

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Describe and Explain the Key Contextual Features of the Poem 'War Photographer' by Carol Ann Duffy

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Evaluate and Compare Ideas in 'The Emigree' by Carol Rumens and 'The Prelude' by William Wordsworth

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Evaluate and Compare the poets' ideas in both 'Kamikaze' by Beatrice Garland and 'Poppies' by Jane Weir

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Evaluate and Compare the Writer's Ideas in both 'Checking Out Me History' and 'London'

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Evaluate and Compare the Writer's Ideas in Both 'Remains' by Simon Armitage and 'War Photographer' by Carol Ann Duffy

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Evaluate and Compare the Writer's ideas in both 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and 'Bayonet Charge' by Ted Hughes

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Evaluate and Compare the Writer's Ideas in Both 'Tissue' by Imtiaz Dharker and 'Ozymandias' by Percy Shelley.

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Evaluate Language Techniques in 'Before You Were Mine'

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Evaluate Language Techniques in 'Climbing My Grandfather'

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Evaluate Language Techniques in 'London'

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Evaluate Language Techniques in 'My Last Duchess'

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Evaluate Language Techniques in 'Ozymandias'

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Evaluate Language Techniques in 'Winter Swans'

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Evaluate Language Techniques in the Extract from 'The Prelude'

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Evaluate the Effectiveness of Presentation of Themes in 'Before You Were Mine'

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Evaluate the Effectiveness of Presentation of Themes in 'Climbing My Grandfather'

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Evaluate the Effectiveness of Presentation of Themes in 'London'

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Evaluate the Effectiveness of Presentation of Themes in 'My Last Duchess'

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Evaluate the Effectiveness of Presentation of Themes in 'Winter Swans'

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Evaluate the Effectiveness of Presentation of Themes in the Poem 'Checking Out Me History'

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Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Key Themes in 'The Emigree' by Carol Rumens

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Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Key Themes in the Poem 'Kamikaze' by Beatrice Garland.

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Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Key Themes in the Poem 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'

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Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Key Themes in the Poem 'Tissue' by Imtiaz Dharker.

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Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Key Themes in the poem 'War Photographer' by Carol Ann Duffy

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Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Presentation of Key Themes in 'The Prelude'

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Evaluate the Effectiveness of Theme Presentation in 'Singh Song!'

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Evaluate the Language Techniques in 'Checking Out Me History'

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Evaluate the Language Techniques Used in 'The Emigree' by Carol Rumens

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Evaluate the Language Techniques used in the poem 'Poppies' by Jane Weir

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Evaluate the Language Techniques Used in the Poem 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

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Evaluate the Language Techniques Used in the Poem 'Tissue' by Imtiaz Dharker

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Evaluate the Language Techniques Used in the Poem 'War Photographer' by Carol Ann Duffy

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Explore Context in 'Before You Were Mine'

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Explore Context in 'Ozymandias'

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Explore Context in 'Singh Song!'

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Explore Context in 'The Prelude'

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Explore Context in 'Winter Swans'

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Explore How Key Themes Develop in the Poem 'Checking Out Me History'

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Explore How the Key Themes Develop in 'The Emigree' by Carol Rumens

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Explore How the Key Themes Develop in the Poem 'Kamikaze' by Beatrice Garland

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Explore How the Key Themes Develop in the Poem 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' by Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Explore How the Key Themes Develop in the Poem 'Tissue' by Imtiaz Dharker

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Explore How the Key Themes Develop in the Poem 'War Photographer' by Carol Ann Duffy

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Explore How Themes Develop in 'Before You Were Mine'

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Explore How Themes Develop in 'Climbing My Grandfather'

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Explore How Themes Develop in 'London'

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Explore How Themes Develop in 'My Last Duchess'

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Explore How Themes Develop in 'Ozymandias'

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Explore How Themes Develop in 'The Prelude'

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Explore How Themes Develop in 'Winter Swans'

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Exploring Context in 'Climbing My Grandfather'

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Exploring Context in 'London'

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Exploring Context in 'My Last Duchess'

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Identify and Explain Key Quotes in 'Climbing My Grandfather'

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Identify and Explain Key Quotes in 'London'

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Identify and Explain Key Quotes in 'My Last Duchess'

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Identify and Explain Key Quotes in 'Ozymandias'

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Identify and Explain Key Quotes in 'Singh Song!'

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Identify and Explain Key Quotes in 'The Prelude'

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Identify and Explain Key Quotes in 'Winter Swans'

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Identify and Explain the Key Quotes in 'Poppies' by Jane Weir

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Identify and Explain the Key Quotes in the poem 'Checking Out Me History' by John Agard

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Identify and Explain the Key Quotes in the poem 'Kamikaze' by Beatrice Garland

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Identify and Explain the Key Quotes in the poem 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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Identify and Explain the Key Quotes in the Poem 'The Emigree' by Carol Rumens

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Identify and Explain the Key Quotes in the Poem 'Tissue' by Imtiaz Dharker

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Identify and Explain The Key Quotes in The Poem 'War Photographer'

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Identify and Explain the Key Themes 'Checking Out Me History'

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Identify and Explain the Key Themes in 'The Emigree' by Carol Rumens

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Identify and Explain the Key Themes in the Poem 'Kamikaze' by Beatrice Garland

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Identify and Explain the Key Themes in the Poem 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'

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Identify and Explain the Key Themes in the Poem 'Tissue' by Imtiaz Dharker

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Identify and Explain the Key Themes in the poem 'War Photographer'

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Identify Key Content in Both 'Tissue' and 'Ozymandias' and Explain How They Compare.

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Identify Key Content in Both 'War Photographer' and 'Remains' and Explain How They Compare

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Identify Key Quotes in 'Before You Were Mine'

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Identify Key Themes in 'Before You Were Mine'

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Identify Key Themes in 'Climbing My Grandfather'

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Identify Key Themes in 'My Last Duchess'

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Identify Key Themes in 'Ozymandias'

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Identify Key Themes in 'Singh Song!'

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Identify Key Themes in 'The Prelude'

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Identify Key Themes in 'Winter Swans'

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Identify the Key Content in both 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' and 'Bayonet Charge' and Explain How They Compare

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Identify the Key Content in Both 'The Emigree' and 'The Prelude' and Explain How They Compare

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Identifying Key Themes in 'London'

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Poetry about Conflict: 'Futility'

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Poetry about Conflict: 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'

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Poetry about Relationships: 'Sister Maude'

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Poetry about Relationships: 'Sonnet 43'

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Poetry about Relationships: 'The Farmer's Bride'

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Reading Poetry: 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'

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Reading Poetry: 'The Haunted Palace'

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The Romantics: 'A Red, Red Rose' by Robert Burns

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The Romantics: 'London' by William Blake

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Understand and Analyse Language Technique in 'Remains' and 'War Photographer'

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Understand and Analyse the Language Techniques Used in the Poem 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' by Alfred Lord Tennyson

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