Class of 2013: Poetry Texts for O level Literature- Thematic Links

Instructional Objectives:

The students should be able to:

  • Critically read and annotate the assigned poems
  • Examine how
  1. Thoughts are arrayed/ expressed
  2. How poems / structures are constructed
  3. Effect(s) of the choices made by the poet(s)
  4. Choice of metre and form
  5. Choice of stanza structure
  6. Rhyme Scheme
  7. Nature/ Choice of  specific words
  8. Imagery/figurative language
  • Draft questions for thematically comparable poems
  • Plan out an essay by using Mind Maps.
  • Incorporate PQC ( Point-Comment-Quotation) to write critical essay(s)

The Thematic Occurrence in the 2013-15 Anthology of Poetry:

The Following link is useful in identifying the common themes in the prescribed poetry texts:

About Mrs. Nazir's Rhyme and Reason

Am I a bird for Maya Angelou? If yes, why do I and so many of you around me feel caged? why not free? Am I a free spirit, then?If yes, then why don't I locate my limits? Because I can see I have lost the way. The quest for enlightenment is taking me acknowledge just Him ..and this strife just becomes so rewarding and so assuringly peaceful when I see myself having adopted His favourite occupation- the one he designated to his prophets. What has obstructed this self -actualization so far?
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