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The Poetry of Simon Armitage: A Study Guide for GCSE Students

The Poetry of Simon Armitage: A Study Guide for GCSE Students
  

Simon Armitage is one of the leading poets of his generation. He is now one of the poets most widely studied at GCSE examination level. This study guide to Simon Armitage's poetry examines Armitage's work in just the ways that students need to think about it - in respect of how t... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780571278268
Published 5 June 2012 by Faber and Faber
Available in EPUB format
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Language en
Author(s) By Childs, Tony
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ISBN-13 9780571278268
ISBN-10 0571278264
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Publication Date 5 June 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook – Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Childs, Tony
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Learning & Study Skills
English Literature: Texts
English Literature: Literary Criticism
Educational: English Literature
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text School Textbooks & Study Guides: Literature, Arts & Humanities
ONIX Text Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code 821.914
Catalogue Code 352686

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Simon Armitage is one of the leading poets of his generation. Since his first collection, Zoom, in 1989 he has published ten full-length collections of poetry, while also writing and presenting numerous works for radio, television and film. He is now one of the poets most widely studied at GCSE examination level. This study guide to Simon Armitage's poetry will be essential reading and preparation for GCSE students and their teachers, to whose needs it has been expertly tailored. The book examines Armitage's work in just the ways that students need to think about it - in respect of how the poems are crafted in language and form, and the kinds of themes, ideas and attitudes that they reflect. It also includes sections on studying individual poems for the examination, an illuminating biography with questions and answers and sample essays.

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Author's Bio

Author Tony Childs is currently Chief Examiner for GCSE English Literature for one of the major examination boards, and has previously written a highly regarded series of textbooks for students on exploring and writing about poetry for exams.Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire and is Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield. A recipient of numerous prizes and awards, he has published ten collections of poetry, including Selected Poems (2001), Seeing Stars (2010), and his acclaimed translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2007). A broadcaster and presenter, he also writes extensively for television and radio. In 2010 he received the CBE for services to poetry.

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