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Poetry Course 14-18

“Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”
- Leonardo da Vinci -

Overview

This 10 hour course is most popular with 14-18 year old students studying English Literature and Language and enhancing the core skills of poetry analysis and creative writing. Lesser known poems have been selected which students are unlikely to have read before to spark imagination.

PART 1: In each session students will be introduced to an unseen poem that they are extremely unlikely to have encountered. Each poem is selected to introduce a new theme and literary techniques.

  • Reading of the poem
  • Discussion and analysis of the poem covering the range of assessment objectives, talking about language, imagery, structure, form and effects.
  • Key themes, poetic techniques and effects.

PART 2: Using the themes of the poem as a diving off point, the second half of each session will cover creative writing with students writing in response to the theme identified.

  • Write a poem in response to the one they have read.
  • Ella will be on hand to assist with writing techniques and advice.
  • Students share back sections of their own poems.
  • Further reading tips plus Q&A.

Course Leader

Ella

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Ella

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Ella (MA) studied English Literature at Oxford University and has both tutored privately and taught within schools, such as Eton College, since 2013. A Royal Court young Writer Graduate with creative flair, Ella is passionate about getting students motivated with reading, writing and poetry. Her areas of academic expertise include Shakespeare comprehension and performance, modern poetry, including Emily Dickinson, modernist texts including James Joyce, 21st century writers including David Foster Wallace and drama including Bouffon and French Vaudeville.

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Ella (MA) studied English Literature at Oxford University and has both tutored privately and taught within schools, such as Eton College, since 2013. A Royal Court young Writer Graduate with creative flair, Ella is passionate about getting students motivated with reading, writing and poetry. Her areas of academic expertise include Shakespeare comprehension and performance, modern poetry, including Emily Dickinson, modernist texts including James Joyce, 21st century writers including David Foster Wallace and drama including Bouffon and French Vaudeville.

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Poetry Course 14-18

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