How To Analyse Poetry - English Literature Short Course
What you'll learn
- 6 Basics to Analyse Poetry
- How to structure an analytical essay about poetry
- Studying English Literature
- Interested in poetry
Ever been interested in poetry, but not really know how to start? Then you are in the right place.
What You Will Learn:
In this short course I will take you through the 6 things you need to notice when you are analysing poetry. We will go through what they are, how to notice them and how they impact the meaning of a poem. This course is now structured in 3 parts:
-- Part 1: 6 Basics of Poetry --
-- Part 2: Analysis of "Ozymandias" --
How to identify language features
Noticing structure and form
How analyse how these technical features influence and shape meaning
-- Part 3: How to Structure a Poetry Analysis Essay --
How to organise all the information your've analysed
What to include in the introduction, body paragraphs, conclusion
How to use evidence effectively
How to quote poetry correctly
Examples and critiques of scholar's paragraphs
Since creating this course I have also added more tutorials to expand on the information originally published. I take you through in real time, how to apply the knowledge you have learned to a famous poem and then how you can start to develop your own interpretation of the poem.
The skills taught in this course can be applied to any poem both seen and unseen.
By the end of this course you will:
Have thorough overview of technical features used by poets
An understanding of how to approach analysing poetry
Be able to notice technical features in a poem
be able to analyse how technical feature influence how meanings are shaped in a text
Be able to form your own opinion of a poem, and
Know how to structure a poetry analysis essay.
Real time analysis of "Ozymandias" by Percy Bysshe Shelley. We go through how to notice poetic structure, language, imagery, tone and more to understand meaning.
Full course on how to structure a poetry analysis essay (originally taught to my A-Level students)
**NEW April 2022** Essay Structure template handout
Who this course is for:
- Students studying English Literature
I have been a private tutor since graduating from university in 2014. My academic career began at an international secondary school, I took the International Baccalaureate with Higher Level English, History and Visual Arts and my extended essay discussed whether the church is a building or it’s people. After a gap year, during which I worked for a charity and travelled in India and Europe, I attended the University of Manchester. Upon completion I was awarded a 2:1 in the Study of Religions & Theology.
Tutoring is a personal passion. I enjoy teaching; diving into academic study and showing students how rich it can be. We tackle challenging material unravelling its intricacies then analysing its ideas. The techniques I teach my students are tried and tested methods I’ve used for the last 10 years.
Through my lessons all students make improvements. One student in particular made massive improvements. She was studying for a her GCSEs and struggling. Her History and Religion marks were stuck at 56%. After 6 months of lessons she jumped to a massive 85% in her GCSE mocks! Needless to say, she, her parents and I were very happy!