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This handout / worksheet is designed to enable an in-depth teaching and preparation of the poem "Rising Five" by Norman Nicholson. 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 - Norman Nicholson-
2) Cross-Curricular links to the poem (perception of time and how it changes in humans as we age).
3) The poem text with line numbers to facilitate a close-reading and analysis, and a glossary of unusual or difficult vocabulary.
4) Comprehension, close-reading & analysis questions.
5) Additional essay questions to facilitate exam preparation.