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My Last Duchess - AQA Teaching Resources

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My Last Duchess - AQA

This two-lesson mini-unit covers Robert Browning's 'My Last Duchess' in detail. Designed for GCSE pupils studying AQA Power and Conflict poetry, this resource explores the poem in depth and explains how to compare it to other poems from the anthology. The resource is made up of a 58-slide editable PowerPoint presentation and 5 accompanying worksheets.

The lessons contain the following:

Lesson One

Context – A brief outline of Robert Browning's life.

First Reading – A reading of ‘My Last Duchess’ with glossary and comprehension / consolidation questions - answers included.

Language and imagery – Analysing 'My Last Duchess' in detail. Exploring language and answering questions that delve deeper. Model answers provided.

Essay Writing – An essay question to assess students' initial understanding of the poem. An example response is included.


Lesson Two

Imagery - Analysing Browning's use of imagery and poetic techniques in the poem.

Themes – Exploring the themes of 'My Last Duchess' – power, control, possessiveness, the objectification of women

Structure and Form – How Browning uses form, structure, rhythm and rhyme.

The GCSE exam – Comparing ‘My Last Duchess’ with 'Ozymandias' and explaining how to write an effective extended answer.

This is a comprehensive resource containing a range of activities, however it can also be edited, personalised and differentiated to suit your teaching needs.

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AQA GCSE Poetry Anthology Power and Conflict Pack

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