Short poetry intros for AQA Pt.1

'Checking Out me History', written by John Agard is a fairly straight forward poem where the voice is expressed as the most unique element that criticises a eurocentric version of history in order to pridefully celebrate his linguistic heritage giving a sense of democracy but also rebellion. 'Ozymandias', written by Percy Shelley is based on … Continue reading Short poetry intros for AQA Pt.1

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How does Shakespeare present the theme of ambition using Lady Macbeth in the play ‘Macbeth’

I got 23 out of 30 from this essay in my AQA English mock. Enjoy! Macbeth by William Shakespeare, set in the Jacobean era during the 1600s, introduces the play with a warrior hero who consists of typical, conventional characteristic such as being valiant and tenacious. He however collides with a fatal death based on … Continue reading How does Shakespeare present the theme of ambition using Lady Macbeth in the play ‘Macbeth’

How do we see Jane Eyre when she faces injustice and is she a victim from the novel ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Bronte

I got 25 out of 30 from this essay in my AQA English mock. Enjoy! Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte is a fictional autobiography and bildungsroman novel where it traces the personal development and metaphorical journey of a young female who struggles to maintain a separate identity and independence in the suffocating pressure of her … Continue reading How do we see Jane Eyre when she faces injustice and is she a victim from the novel ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Bronte

Compare or contrast ‘Storm on the island’ by Heaney and ‘Exposure’ by Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen explores and focuses on the trauma and conflict of the soldier's experience during the cruel battle of World War 1 within the time span of 24 hours. It portrays the message of the real enemy of the soldiers being the icy and cold environment. With the other poem, Heaney presents a monologue poem … Continue reading Compare or contrast ‘Storm on the island’ by Heaney and ‘Exposure’ by Wilfred Owen

Compare or contrast ‘Checking Out Me History’ by John Agard and ‘London’ by William Blake

Agard's poem is fairly straightforward where the voice is expressed as the most unique element that criticises a eurocentric version of history to celebrate his linguistic heritage. With William Blake, based in 1800s England, reveals his perspective and response towards the restrictive society he has to endure where laws are broken with strict and specific … Continue reading Compare or contrast ‘Checking Out Me History’ by John Agard and ‘London’ by William Blake

Compare or contrast ‘My Last Duchess’ by Robert Browning and ‘Ozymandias’ by Percy Shelley

Shelley's petrarchan sonnet, where it talks about a prideful and demolished statue, show the way hows the romantics embraced the natural world and also includes a past ruler who once had full control and authority over an ancient kingdom. With Robert Browning, of the Victorian age, he represents power and pride through the narrative technique … Continue reading Compare or contrast ‘My Last Duchess’ by Robert Browning and ‘Ozymandias’ by Percy Shelley

Compare or contrast ‘The Emigree’ by Carol Rumens and ‘Tissue’ by Imtiaz Dharker

The title 'The Emigree' suggests that this poem is going to talk about the pitiable conditions of refugees and the concept of child idealisation whereas in 'Tissue' it slowly reveals the power of paper and how one can use it for many things and it also talks about the fragility and driving force of humanity … Continue reading Compare or contrast ‘The Emigree’ by Carol Rumens and ‘Tissue’ by Imtiaz Dharker