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Everything a student requires

“The English Experience publications have proved to be invaluable resources for both myself and my Grade 12 students. The Complete Poetry Resource contains everything that a student requires to place the poems in a historical context, without too much clutter, and to successfully negotiate the final exams.”

~ Deneys Williamson, St. Dominic’s College

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A marvellous resource

“The Complete Poetry Resource is a marvellous resource for students. It provides a very effective platform for the examination and for developing the higher-order thinking skills that help bridge the gap between secondary school and university.”

~ Lisa Hosking, St Andrew’s, Johannesburg

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Putting learners at ease

“Our learners absolutely love the Poetry Resource. It puts them at ease.”

~ Petronella Munian, St Benedict’s, Pinetown

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Sound guidance

“The Poetry Resource is user-friendly, compact and offers sound guidance. The analysis provides a good starting point from which students can grasp the basics and then move into more detailed discussion and depth about interpreting the poem.”

~ Sandy Woolard, St Mark’s

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Experience Poetry
Poems & Learning Materials for Grades 8 and 9

What’s so special about this resource?
This imaginative, innovative resource is perfect for teaching poetry to students in Grades 8 and 9. Designed to be used exhaustively over this period, it features detailed explanations of all major Figures of Speech, poetic devices and poetry forms, with illuminating examples and skills-focused exercises aimed at honing students’ understanding of each topic.

Exposed to relevant and thought-provoking poems from a wide range of eras, students are guided and encouraged to make the crucial links between form and meaning, and to recognise how the poet conveys mood, tone and intention.

This resource will ensure that students are thoroughly prepared to tackle the increasing demands of the English syllabus throughout the rest of their school careers.


   Perfect introduction - covers the foundations in an illuminating, exciting way

   Great value - can be used over two years (Grades 8 and 9)

   Accessible and stimulating - eclectic mix of inspiring poets from last 500 years

   Comprehensive - poetic devices and forms illustrated using over 60 diverse poems

This inspiring new resource includes:

  • thorough and innovative introduction to understanding poetry
  • blend of fresh, contemporary poems and recognised classics
  • in-depth explanations of all major poetic forms and Figures of Speech
  • practical, illustrative examples
  • short, topic-focussed exercises aimed at reinforcing skill development
  • longer poetry assignments that integrate key analysis skills
  • broad range of stimulating enrichment tasks for use in the classroom
  • thought-provoking Unseen Poetry section
  • companion suggested answers CD*

* CD sold separately

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