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Introduction

The aim of this unit is to develop an understanding of why structure is important, and how having an opinion (or forming a judgement) is crucial to structure.

Top tips from this week

Top tips this week. Keep a record of your first reading – what you think matters. Pay close attention to the words on the page and work with them to …

Self assessment questionnaire

Here are a series of questions, designed to assess your own ability. A) To what extent do this lecturer’s ideas about reading in context complement what we have been doing …

Tell us what you think

Well done on completing Week 5 of the Preparing for University course. Please click the following link to evaluate this weeks’ content – it should take no more than 3 …

Reading literary material

In this video an English Literature lecturer is discussing the idea of reading literary material with its historical context in mind. This is one lecturer’s opinion. Do you agree with …

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Well done on completing Week 4 of the Preparing for University course. Please click the following link to evaluate this weeks’ content – it should take no more than 3 …

Seminar based on the poem

Here you will be able to compare the way in which you have engaged with the questions in this lesson to the responses of other students. Do you agree with …

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Well done on completing Week 3 of the Preparing for University course. Please click the following link to evaluate this weeks’ content – it should take no more than 3 …

Changing contexts

What happens if you try and make Wordsworth’s sonnet speak to an entirely new context; your own? Are there any aspects of your own culture or society that make the …

The contexts of the poem and of the reader

Wordsworth’s Sonnets Dedicated to Liberty (1807) was, in fact, republished at later dates and under new titles. In 1838 another edition was published and entitled Political Sonnets and another in …

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Well done on completing Week 2 of the Preparing for University course. Please click the following link to evaluate this weeks’ content – it should take no more than 3 …

Tell us what you think

Well done on completing Week 1 of the Preparing for University course. Please click the following link to evaluate this weeks’ content – it should take no more than 3 …

The poem

It will help you to have a copy of this poem beside you while you work through all the steps. There is a copy of the poem below, and also …