Students often find senior poetry a difficult topic, particularly when they're challenged to comment on poetic or literary technique. These comprehensive notes, aimed at Australian students studying Rosemary Dobson's poetry for the thematic topic on 'Discovery', can be assigned as reading or used as starter points for classroom discussion. Each of the six poems set for study is covered in detail, and Dobson's poetic technique and many artistic and cultural references are explained. With accompanying illustrations and a bonus sample essay from a past exam paper (including Katherine Mansfield's short story 'A Pair of Silk Stockings' as the related text), every class studying Dobson should have a set of these notes.
Each commentary in this set of notes is available separately as a poster (A1 and A3 size) and in photocopiable A4 format.