A comprehensive guide to the Aspects of Comedy: Poetry Anthology for AS and A Level AQA English Literature B.
Expertly designed to support and enhance students’ study of the genre of comedy by exploring the various themes, motifs and poetic techniques used in these seven carefully selected works.
Guide your students towards writing top-graded essays through the key stages of poem analysis:
- Introduction to the anthology, including a brief history of poetic comedy and biographical notes for each poet.
Poem-by-poem overview and thorough analysis walks students through each poem.
✓ All analysis referenced to AOs to link learning directly to the exam.
- Drawing it all together
In-depth discussion of the whole anthology focuses on characterisation, form and structure, themes, attitude and values, use of language, literary approaches and critical reception.
- Indicative content
Easy marking with suggested content for all tasks.
Consolidate and deepen learning!
- group discussion prompts
- active learning tasks
- practice essay questions
- contextual information boxes
- key terms
Plus! Suggestions for further reading
Poems included in this pack:
- ‘The Flea’ – John Donne
- ‘A Satirical Elegy on the Death of a Late Famous General’ – Jonathan Swift
- ‘Tam O’Shanter’ – Robert Burns
- ‘Sunny Prestatyn’ – Philip Larkin
- ‘Not my Best Side’ – U.A. Fanthorpe
- ‘My Rival’s House’ – Liz Lochhead
- ‘Mrs Sisyphus’ – Carol Ann Duffy
‘Absolutely excellent! The poems are all covered in great detail – the resource will be invaluable for teachers who teach this anthology. It will save them a lot of time… The section on ‘Tam O’Shanter’ is absolutely excellent. It is not an easy poem to teach, but the glossary is very detailed, and there are really useful notes on all important aspects of the poem… The contextual information on all the poems is very useful, and the writer has included detailed notes on form and use of language, which will help students to achieve high grades… The learning activities and extended learning tasks are also very good and will encourage students to expand their knowledge… This resource is one of the best I have ever seen, and I have purchased many ZigZag resources… It really is very comprehensive and detailed… Teachers won’t need to do much, if any, independent research if they purchase this resource… I look forward to using it in the future!’ –
M Crook, Teacher & Peer Reviewer
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