Tragedy Poetry Anthology: Comprehensive Guide for A Level AQA B

Tragedy Poetry Anthology: Comprehensive Guide for A Level AQA B

Comprehensive guides to the Aspects of Comedy and Aspects of Tragedy Poetry Anthologies for AS and A Level AQA English Literature B.

Expertly designed to support and enhance students’ study of the genres of comedy and tragedy by exploring the various themes, motifs and poetic techniques used in these carefully selected works.

Consolidate and deepen learning!


  • group discussion prompts
  • active learning tasks
  • practice essay questions
  • contextual information boxes
  • key terms

Plus! Suggestions for further reading

Guide your students towards writing top-graded essays through the key stages of poem analysis:

  1. Introduction to the anthology, including a brief history, and biographical notes for each poet.
  2. Walk-through
    Poem-by-poem overview and thorough analysis walks students through each poem.

    ✓ All analysis referenced to AOs to link learning directly to the exam.
  3. 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.
  4. Indicative content
    Easy marking with suggested content for all tasks.
  5. Poems covered in the Tragedy pack:

    1. Extracts from The Prologue to the Monk’s Tale and The Monk’s Tale – Geoffrey Chaucer
    2. Extract from Paradise Lost – John Milton
    3. ‘Tithonus’ – Alfred Tennyson
    4. ‘Jessie Cameron’ – Christina Rossetti
    5. ‘The Death of Cuchulain’ – W.B. Yeats
    6. ‘The Convergence of the Twain’ – Thomas Hardy
    7. ‘Out, out’ – Robert Frost
    8. ‘Miss Gee’ – W. H Auden
    9. ‘Death in Leamington’ – John Betjeman

    ‘An excellent guide for the A level study of Aspects of Tragedy. Extremely informative for students and teachers alike. I liked the summaries of each poem which draw particular attention to the Assessment objectives and how each poem could address these. Each poet is covered in an informative manner. The inclusion of Assessment objectives will help students to use the terminology in order to analyse the poems. There are very few resources for these poems and no resource would include as much detail with Assessment objectives and active learning. The Extension essay questions are very applicable to the course. It is a comprehensive guide and its thoroughness and attention to detail is impressive.’ – S Fallon, Retired Teacher/Tutor & Peer Reviewer

    Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.

    Price is £89
    Click here for full details and to order.

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