Tennyson Examiners are looking for: AO3 – Show detailed understanding of the ways in which writers’ choices of form

, structure and language shape meaning. AO4 – Articulate independent opinions and judgements informed by different interpretations of literary texts by other readers. Top band answers show: AO3 • Exploration and analysis of key language features and structural devices. • Perceptive evaluation of how author’s techniques shape meanings. AO4 • Perceptive consideration of different interpretations of the text with evaluation of their strengths and weaknesses. • Clear and detailed evidence of confident personal response with excellent selection of supportive references. 2008/09 Poems • • • • • • • The Lady of Shallot Mariana The Charge of the Light Brigade From Maud: A Monodrama Ulysses From The Princess: now sleeps the crimson petal From Idylls of the King: Merlin and Vivien

Although you won’t have to explicitly demonstrate an understanding of context, it is always useful to know something of the writer and their background (this may also be helpful for LTB6). Your Presentations: • Tennyson: The man - his biography, inspirations, interests, personal life.

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Poetry of the Victorian Period – literary trends and taste of the period. Tennyson and Religion. The Art of Tennyson’s Work – subject matter and influences.

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