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KS3: English – Creating Effects in Poetry through the Use of Irony

  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 [...]

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KS4: English – ‘Mrs Tiresias’

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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