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General introduction to the subject

In this week’s lesson you will explore a poem and consider the way in which it is written, what the poem is asking you to consider and how an understanding of the context within which it was written can add to, and possibly even challenge, your initial reading.

The textual analysis skills that you will be learning are intended to be of use, however, not just for the reading of poetry. Once you have learnt these skills, you will be able to apply them to a wide range of textual material. They equip you to become an inquisitive and astute reader.

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