An audio Walcott interview

http://www.spokenword.org/program/1394879

 

Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott on his life and work

English professor, Christian Campbell, interviews Caribbean poet and playwright, Derek Walcott, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. Walcott discusses issues of identity, culture, and language in this illuminating conversation, filmed at Hart House Theatre on November 23, 2010.

 

 

 

 

Poetry terminology slide show

 

English-biz site is excellent for writing tips

The links open to pages with a whole lot of links and it’s easy to be overwhelmed with so many ideas. Just look for what you NEED right now to enhance your writing.

http://www.englishbiz.co.uk/mainguides/poetrythesis.htm

http://www.englishbiz.co.uk/downloads/readapoem.pdf

 

http://www.englishbiz.co.uk/mainguides/analysis.htm

 

http://www.englishbiz.co.uk/downloads/analysis.pdf

 

http://www.englishbiz.co.uk/downloads/examessayskills_gcse.pdf

 

John Donne Readings

This is another reading of Death be not proud which I find compelling:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti3bSbaX1BY

This is analysis of A Valediction forbidding mourning:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCW34he0OD4&feature=related

And this is just plain hilarious:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq0JhQyyVm8&feature=related

This is a round table discussion of Donne, over an hour long, but useful for listening to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7C0Mk7HY54&feature=related


Links to analysis of anthology poetry

Frances Cornford, Childhood

http://www.suite101.com/blog/lsgrimes/poem_analysis

Emily Dickinson, Because I could not stop for Death

http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english/melani/cs6/stop.html

http://www.cummingsstudyguides.net/Guides2/Dickinson.html

http://edwardbyrne.blogspot.com/2007/12/emily-dickinson-because-i-could-not.html

Elizabeth Bishop, One Art

http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/a_f/bishop/oneart.htm

http://www.eliteskills.com/c/13846

http://wonderingminstrels.blogspot.com/2000/12/one-art-elizabeth-bishop.html

http://www.shmoop.com/one-art/

Alfred Lord Tennyson, Song: Tears, Idle Tears

http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/cambridgeauthors/tennyson-tears-idle-tears-5

http://www.sparknotes.com/poetry/tennyson/section7.rhtml

Stephen Spender, My Parents kept me from Children who were rough

http://www.englishforums.com/English/SpenderAnalysis/bcrqz/post.htm

http://www.helium.com/items/1738301-poetry-analysis-my-parents-kept-me-from-children-who-were-rough-by-stephen-spender

Grace Nichols, Praisesong for my mother

http://www.poetrystation.org.uk/poems/praise-song-for-my-mother/

Seamus Heaney, Follower

http://mural.uv.es/jadiazso/heaney

http://www.teachit.co.uk/armoore/poetry/heaney.htm

http://www.eliteskills.com/analysis_poetry/Follower_by_Seamus_Heaney_analysis.php