Plath Group Presentations

Hello folks,

Over the weekend, you should be making notes to prepare for group presentations on ‘Blackberrying’ and ‘Sleep in the Mojave Desert’. These presentations will take place on Tuesday 28th June, with class time to prepare on Monday. Make sure you take the weekend to analyse the poems and the themes fully.

Task

Discuss and make notes on how Plath explores the below themes in ‘Blackberrying’ and ‘Sleep in the Mojave Desert’

  • Isolation
  • The speaker’s relationship with nature/the natural world
  • The role of nature in exploring wider themes
  • The fragility of life
  • The sublime, i.e. the speaker’s awareness of her own smallness compared to nature’s grandeur.

I’ve also attached the poems below:

Plath Nature Poetry

Prose Fiction Selection

Hello folks,

Just a reminder that, after today’s vote, the prose genre that won was FEMINIST. These are the texts that we will be studying:

  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

You should have read all three by the time we come back after the holidays.