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A website for teachers and students, which provides guidance on the development of literary and language skills.  More pages continue to be added: study guides, worksheets and questions on texts, close textual analysis of texts and sample essays with commentaries etc etc.

Please note that these pages may not have the latest exam board requirements: you will have to check that you cover all question types and assessment objectives.

The site is based on my teaching notes as well as those of other contributors.  I welcome submission of new material and corrections.  Although I cannot pay for publication and this is a not-for-profit site, I will ensure you will be given credit for your work and your copyright will be secured by Creative Commons.  Student contributions are also welcomed, whether they be essays, research, commentaries or notes.  I do, of course, retain editorial control to maintain standards but no changes are made without contributors’ approval.  Do join me in sharing your work with a wider audience in the spirit of a free exchange of ideas.

Whether you are teaching in a secondary school or studying, in the UK or no, these pages should be relevant as they explore how meaning is created by text producers and recipients.  The material is of variable detail and ranges from preliminary lists to in-depth analysis and exegesis.  As time goes by, improvements are being made.  I can highly recommend the University of Pennsylvania’s Modpo (modern poetry) videos which offer teachers guidance, participation, discussion, lesson plans and resources on how to present american poetry in the classroom.

The work is copyrighted.  It may be used by individuals if for no financial benefit, on the understanding that due credit on any photocopying etc. is given to me or my contributors and this website.  These notes go back many years – so much time has been invested in them.   Some bibliographical internet acknowledgements may no longer be accessible – also, I am aware that my acknowledgement of sources is a touch erratic: many apologies if this applies to your work and please advise me of errors or omissions.  Bibliographical acknowledgements will appear on a main page and/or a sub-page.

Happy reading

Philip (aka Pip and Phil) Henneman

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