This lesson uses the medium of a simple poem which makes ironic references to people’s differences from each other and their differences from norms or stereotypes. Students are invited to read the poem and think about its explicit and implicit meanings and consider irony and its effects. Then they should think about and discuss [...]
Mrs Tiresias is a poem from The World’s Wife selection written by Carol Ann Duffy and published in 1999. It uses a Greek myth to explore ideas about gender and sexual orientation. Downloads: KS4 English ‘Mrs Tiresias’ poem text KS4 English ‘Mrs Tiresias’ homework worksheet KS4 English Mrs Tiresias KS4 English Mrs Tyresias PowerPoint
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