IGCSE Poetry: 'The Darkling Thrush' by Thomas Hardy

IGCSE Poetry: 'The Darkling Thrush' by Thomas Hardy
IGCSE Poetry: 'The Darkling Thrush' by Thomas Hardy
IGCSE Poetry: 'The Darkling Thrush' by Thomas Hardy
IGCSE Poetry: 'The Darkling Thrush' by Thomas Hardy
IGCSE Poetry: 'The Darkling Thrush' by Thomas Hardy
IGCSE Poetry: 'The Darkling Thrush' by Thomas Hardy
IGCSE Poetry: 'The Darkling Thrush' by Thomas Hardy
IGCSE Poetry: 'The Darkling Thrush' by Thomas Hardy
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This is a handout that guides through the analysis and close-reading of IGCSE poetry tested on the IGCSE English Literature exams.

This handout covers the following poem:

'The Darkling Thrush' - by Thomas Hardy

The handout includes:

- an introduction with biographical and contextual information about the author
- the poem text with a glossary of key vocabulary
- comprehension and close-reading questions, with a focus on analysing the poem's structure, language and use of poetic devices, and main ideas or themes.
- additional information about the poem's reception, modernist overtones etc.
- additional food for thought and essay-writing activities, e.g. comparing 'The Darkling Thrush' to Emily Dickinson's 'Hope is the Thing with Feathers' and / or John Keats' 'Ode to a Nightingale'.

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4 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 hours
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