Year 8

Romantic poetry and paired texts: Romanticism and Revolution

Lessons (12)

  • In this lesson, you will be introduced to the Romantic era of literature and its key themes.
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  • In this lesson, we will introduce the Romantic poet William Blake and explore his response to the Industrial Revolution.
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  • In this lesson, we will learn about the life of a young chimney sweep in the 18th and 19th centuries, before exploring Blake's use of language and themes in his poem 'The Chimney Sweeper'.
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  • In this lesson, we will learn how to use appositives in our writing. We will then apply our knowledge of 'The Chimney Sweeper' by writing an analytical paragraph about how Blake presents injustice in 'The Chimney Sweeper'.
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  • In this lesson, we will be introduced to the Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, before considering his response to 'The Peterloo Massacre'.
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  • In this lesson, we will be introduced to Percy Shelley's 91 stanza poem, 'The Masque of Anarchy' and explore its narrative, before considering Shelley's purpose in writing the poem.
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  • In this lesson, we will be introduced to Shelley's use of personification, before exploring his use of contrasting images of power in 'The Masque of Anarchy'.
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  • In this lesson, we will learn how to use embedded quotations in our writing. We will then apply our knowledge by writing an analytical paragraph about how Shelley presents power in 'The Masque of Anarchy'.
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  • In this lesson, we will be introduced to Mary Robinson, an 18th century Romantic poet. We will explore the divide between rich and poor before being introduced to her poem, 'The Birth-day'.
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  • In this lesson, you will explore the narrative of 'The Birth-day' before considering Robinson's purpose in the poem.
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  • In this lesson, we will be introduced to the term 'ignorant' and explore the ignorance of the upper classes through Robinson's use of language and emotion in 'The Birth-day'.
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  • In this lesson, we will look at how Robinson uses structure to explore key themes in 'The Birth-day'. We will consider both the poem's stanza structures and Robinson's use of turning point in the poem.
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