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Rhythm in Poetry - Can you read the metre?

Rhythm in Poetry There are lots of things to look for in a poem: similes and metaphors, images,...
A-level English

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Differences Between Spoken & Written English

   What are the main differences between spoken English and written English? Are they the...
GCSE English

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"Before you were mine", by Carol Ann Duffy

BEFORE YOU WERE MINE by Carol Ann Duffy I think this is a very moving poem. A daughter...
English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

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Why we don't always mean what we say

The meaning of a statement is not always obvious from the meaning of the words it contains. I...

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  • Some Games to get Your Brain in Gear!

    Key Stage 2 English Tutor (Southampton) Picture Here are some good websites to get your brain in gear!
  • The Way Forward?

    Key Stage 3 English Tutor (Salisbury) Picture I am a firm believer in making students think for themselves. There is no point whatsoever in dictating to a student and expecting them to take it in. I will lead them in the right direction but I feel that there is a lot more satisfaction for the student if they achieve something without too...
  • Study and Revision

    Key Stage 2 English Tutor (Salisbury) Picture If I could offer one piece of advice on studying and revision it is to make your revision time interesting and memorable. There is no point in slaving away for hours on end if none of the information is sinking in! Her are some tips: make short notes on revision cards using bullet...


  • Writing Effective Explanations

    GCSE English Tutor (South East London) Picture In the English Literature examination, you are expected to use P.E.E. paragraph structure (Point, evidence, explanation) in your essay. Many students lose marks due to short or ineffective explanations. To expand and improve your analysis of quotations and evidence in your explanations, try...
  • Know Your Marker!

    GCSE English Tutor (Peterborough) Picture I've been working for assessment agencies in various capacities for years now, starting out as a marker and moving on now to actually writing the papers and mark schemes. I'm often disheartened to see students who write beautiful essays in exams, but receive very poor grades, especially at GCSE...
  • Some Helpful Websites

    GCSE English Tutor (Nottingham) Picture Here are a few helpful websites for GCSE English Literature: GCSE Bitesize gcsebitesize/english_literature/ Poetry (Pre-1914) anthology/pre1914poetry.htm Poetry (Different...