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From Poetry to Prose

Kath Lathouras follows up on her work on lunes from issue 1, 2012, and shows how to encourage students to be more creative with word choice to crate setting and character.

Beowulf: the beginnings of English literature

A unit for Year 11 Preliminary Extension using Sheamus Heaney's verse translation of Beowulf .

Strategies for The Simple Gift

Stefanie Lia offers practical advice on ways to help students with Herrick’s The Simple Gift

My world through Prufrockian-coloured lenses

A unit dealing with the study of Eliot's poem within a modernist context.

Representing 'Carpe Diem' through Time. Year 10 unit worksheets

Representing 'Carpe Diem' through Time : These worksheets supplement the unit fully developed in mETAphor 1 2005 . The unit introduces Year 10 students to a range of poems, written across time and fr...

A definition of poetry: the double pattern

A version of a chapter in Professor Richard Bradford's book: The Ulimate Guide

Margaret Edson’s W;t reconsidered

A reading of the W;t/ Donne pairing of texts for Module A and responding to a previous article “Against Certitiude: considering Margaret Edson’s W;t in context” by Mark Howie in 2009, Issue 4.

The Poetry of Wilfred Owen: A sentimental rebel

Heather Stafford provides pathways into exploring the rich poetry of Owen.

Learning about poetry through the Holocaust

Insight into the Holocaust through detailed analysis of the work of several poets , some of whom are survivors of that experience.

Felicity Plunkett: in conversation with John Turner

An exploration of aspects of the poet's work and life.

Poems to Share

This offers different strategies using the Red Room Company's resource Poems to Share for introducing students to the work of contemporary Australian poets.

Critical study of Yeats

Focus on different literary readings of Yeats. Looks at how the poems are understood differently through each ‘lens’.

Jamming with Dead Poets

Joanna Gardiner and Virginia Ayliffe have revitalized poetry teaching and constructed an exciting approach to Romanticism using modern rap poets and showing the influences of the Romantics on this mo...


Reviews of Knowledge Quest: English Workbook 1and 2 ; English for the Australian Curriculum Book 2; Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto by Paul B. Janeczko; Playground: listening to stories from cou...

Using pop music to make the study of poetry snap and crackle

The use of pop music lyrics to motivate students and reinforce poetic techniques.
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