‘What I was trying to do was use the idea of gospel truth: in a sense the gospels are a tall story told as truth, so these poems were about trying to find truth about particularly female issues, but doing it within tall stories.’ (Carol Ann Duffy)
Uncover these truths with this vast collection of student activities and accompanying teaching notes for all 21 poems. Written specifically for A Level AQA A English Literature and linked to AOs throughout, targeting students’ study and comprehension.
Pre-reading exercises provide a starting point for study, including an introduction to the collection as a whole
Appealing poem-by-poem notes and worksheets guide students through the collection, allowing them to gain understanding and analytical skills while remaining engaged
Whole-text activities show the bigger picture, exploring key
areas, including: Context • Characterisation • Themes •
Attitudes and values • Writer’s use of language • Form •
“An excellent resource… A very comprehensive introduction to Duffy’s Feminine Gospels… Well organised and user-friendly… The tasks are excellent too, with creative suggestions for further study, research and independent learning. The author has obviously undergone extensive research and puts this to good use in the resource… A very professional, well researched and comprehensive resource.” – D Massey, English Tutor & Peer Reviewer
“I liked the detailed coverage of the Gospels poems and also the relevance of the activities to the AOs. It was comprehensive and clear and useful too… Facilitates exam practice and furthers knowledge of poetry in general with the additional mention of techniques and context… Student friendly and the activities would be easy for them to engage with… Matches the AOs very well for the AQA A spec and the exam questions are in clearly line with the exam paper and provide good practice.” – P Ault, English Teacher and Peer Reviewer
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