Tag Archive for poetry

Poetry Study: Bruce Dawe’s Homecoming

Bruce Dawe’s poem Homecoming can be a good text for early highschool students to study and analyse. It’s short, uses quite clear poetry techniques and can also be an introduction to themes associated with anti-war poetry. Homecoming All day, day…

WB Yeats’ The Wild Swans at Coole (1918)

Wild Swans at Coole lends itself to multiple interpretations due to the symbolic value of the swans. What do they represent? In one way, they represent everything that Yeats and humanity yearns for and cannot have: youth, beauty, immortality, permanence,…

WB Yeats’ When You Are Old (1893)

Context: Published as part of a collection, The Rose, which was inspired by Yeats’ long-time unrequited love, Maude Gonne Yeats was madly in love with Maude and proposed to her on several occasions. He also proposed to her adopted daughter…

Yr 9: Studying Poetry Assignment

Introduction This is quite a long assignment on poetry. You can use this assignment either by going through each task per lesson, or just give the student the entire assignment to do over 1 month. This covers: Techniques Symbols Short…

Yr 7 Poetry Study: Stanzas

A stanza is a verse or a paragraph of poetry. Fill in the lines below. Try to make the lines rhyme and have rhythm. Rhyme is when words have the same sound eg. true and blue Rhythm is the beat…