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This handout / worksheet is designed to enable an in-depth teaching and preparation of the poem "Marrysong" by Dennis Scott. The poem is also on the IGCSE English Literature curriculum for exams in 2020 and 2021..
The handout includes:
1) Short biography and introduction to the poet - Dennis Scott
2) The poem text with information about the context of composition, line numbers to facilitate a close-reading, and a glossary of unusual or difficult vocabulary.
3) Definition, examples and short treatise about the functions of extended metaphors in literature (relevant for a deeper understanding of the poem).
4) Comprehension, close reading and analysis questions.
5) Additional writing tasks and creative writing prompts.
6) Teacher's section and guide with:
1. Poem Analysis and Commentary
2. Sample Essay Question Response