I hope you enjoy Wordsworth’s poems as much as I do.
Studying a poem can be challenging. For your essays, you must focus on Wordsworth’s key ideas and central images. You must also use poetic terms to analyse the poem and to explain Wordsworth’s views, values and attitudes. Using poetic terms also helps you analyse the poet’s deeper and underlying intentions and the poem’s tensions and contradictions.
In the list below, the purpose is on using analytical terms and poetic language. You must apply these to the various poems. You must also analyse the key similarities and differences between poems.
Homework: Please read the variety of paragraphs as below. Please do some similar paragraphs on 2 other poems – such as Goody Blake, and one or two of the Lucy poems. We will keep fine-tuning our similarities and differences.
Central ideas and poems
- William Wordsworth: Key ideas, views and values
- Exploring nature, natural landscapes and simple characters in Wordsworth’s poems
- William Wordsworth: The Solitary Reaper
- William Wordsworth: I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
- William Wordsworth: The Small Celandine
- William Wordsworth: The Lucy poems and Goody Blake
- William Wordsworth: Resolution and Independence
- William Wordsworth: The London Poems (John Milton)
Using poetic language
- Using Poetic Terms throughout your discussion: model sentences
- Quote words with an “analytical” story
I will also be running some Zoom online lessons which will help me draw attention to key ideas and to help you plan your essays.