Revision of the poetry anothology students have covered in lessons is vital for the current GCSE specifications. As these new exams are closed book, students now cannot use copies of the text, and so, they will have to know the poetry they will be writing about very well. Revising key quotations and references from each poem is important, as is revising the methods used within them and practising analysis of each of them.
Below is an visual map: students can use it to help them revise the poem Ozymandias.
This type of activity is particularly useful to support students in accessing abstract meanings created in language, as well as making the identification and analysis of structure more accessible.
- What do each of the images make you think, feel and imagine?
- How do each of the images relate to the key quotations given next to them?
- What linguistic methods (language) are used within each quotation?
- What structural methods can you identfy?
- What meanings are created by the writer’s methods?
There is an excellent summary of the poem and its context on GCSE bitesize: