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Poetry in Action

Bring poetry to life with Poetry in Action, a new series which empowers your students to engage with poetry in exciting ways.

In addition to dynamic performances which lift key poems off the page, students can access e-learning videos and contextual resources to help them develop the skills they need to study any poem.

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Engaging recitals

Delivered by professional actors, each poem is brought to life in these accessible video performances. As the performers speak, key lines appear on screen to further strengthen the student’s connection to the text.

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Expert insights

Give your students a masterclass in poetry analysis as experts Tony Childs (Chief Examiner of AQA International, and former national Chief Examiner of AQA) and Kate Clanchy MBE (award-winning educator and poet) guide your class through the sounds, meter, rhythm, key images and more.

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Written resources

Extend your students’ learning with accompanying resources to provide context for each poem and access further information on themes, language, literary devices, structure and form, and voice and meaning.

Access performances and accompanying resources
for key poems including:

  • London by William Blake

  • Sonnet 29 - ‘I think of thee!’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • My Last Duchess by Robert Browning

  • Porphyria’s Lover by Robert Browning

  • When We Two Parted by Lord Byron

  • Yet I Do Marvel by Countee Cullen

  • Tissue by Imtiaz Dharker

  • Because I Could Not Stop for Death by Emily Dickinson
  • Demeter’s Prayer to Hades by Rita Dove

  • Mending Wall by Robert Frost

  • Lift Every Voice and Sing by James Weldon Johnson 

  • Love’s Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

  • On Being Brought From Africa to America by Phillis Wheatley

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