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Study Plan- Poetry

POETRY: Dragon Book:

Study the following poems:

Westminster Bridge
Sonnet LX
My parents kept me from children who were rough
Last Lesson of the Afternoon
Refugee Blues (Say this city has twelve million souls)
Five ways to kill a Man

Do not worry too much about the last poem. I will be covering it again on Monday and posting some extra notes. It is for your Matsec exam though so keep that in mind.

Content: what the poem is about (including it’s theme/s)
Structure: rhythm, rhyme, stanzas plus any special points
Imagery: is the poem literal or metaphoric, learn some examples of each figure of speech (ideally with a quote or two)

Where you have some history about the poet and it affects the reason he wrote the poem include it in your notes.

Study plan – Twelfth Night

Dear Girls,

Here are the things to focus on for your literature examination:

DRAMA: Twelfth Night:

Olivia: her mourning, her refusal of Orsino, her fixation with Cesario, the way she courts Cesario, the way she is referred to by other characters such as Sir Toby, Maria, Malvolio, Orsino, Cesario and Sebastian.

Cesario/ Viola: reason for disguising herself, her history before arriving in Illyria, the way she describes her love for Orsino, the way she tries to keep Olivia at bay, the way age tries to get out of the fight with Sir Andrew, the way she is described by Orsino, Olivia and Sebastian.

Orsino: his fixation with Olivia and how he changes his focus of love by the end of the play, in love with being in love, whinges often, melodramatic, how he deals with Cesario, what he thinks of women, how he behaves in Act 5 Scene 1.

Malvolio: reason why Maria, Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, Fabian and Feste play the trick on him, why can we describe him as a Puritan?, how does he behave in the beginning of the play when Sir Toby and Sir Andrew are being noisy in Olivia’s house, why is it bad that he keeps dreaming of being Count?, how does he behave when he reads the live letter?, what does he do next?, what do Sir Toby and the rest do to him?, what happens to him in the end?

Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, Maria, Fabian and Feste: ( treat these as a gang :)) compare and contrast the characters of Sir Toby and Sir Andrew, what type if character does Maria have?, how does Sir Toby refer to Maria? (remember they end up married in the end), what is Feste’s role in the play overall?, what does the gang do to Malvolio and why?, the duel between Sir Andrew and Cesario and the way it affects the events in the last few scenes of the play.


The love triangle: how it starts and how it is sorted by the end of the play.

Maria and Sir Toby

Orsino and Cesario

Olivia and her rejection of Orsino

Themes :

LOVE: how it affects the characters and the events of the play, confusion and how order is restored in the end

MADNESS : how it is brought out in the play especially once Sebastian arrives in Illyria, how it affects relationships.

REMEMBER TO ORGANISE THE QUOTES YOU ARE STUDYING IN CHARACTERS OR THEMES. Do not overdo it though. You only need three to five quotes.

Your Beautiful Projects!

Here are all your projects 🙂 For those who are not my students this year, these are all for a Poetry Friendship Project which they had to compile in groups. Each group had to write an original poem and illustrate it in an artistic way.



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photo 3 (2) photo 4 (1) photo 4 photo 5 photo 3 (1) photo 1 (1) photo 2 photo 3 photo 1


Ans some extras submitted by Maria E. Galea 🙂

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A BIG WELL DONE to all!!!!