Sorry that I can’t be in the lesson today. To help you with your deeper explorations of The Devil’s Wife, please use the resources and websites below:
The Moor’s Murders: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/659266.stm
Myra Hindley: http://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/crime-files/myra-hindley
Useful Mindmap of the poem: https://www.mindmeister.com/39333254/the-devil-s-wife
The Devil’s Wife PowerPoint
Essay on The Devil’s Wife
Duffy on the poems
Make notes in your books, on the poem and in your comparison grids.
See you on Tuesday!
I think that year 11 will appreciate this one…
It’s important to remember that quality of interpretation matters when approaching a literature essay. It may be tempting to write down everything that you know but that can lead to a lack of depth in analysis. To gain higher marks you need to probe details very closely to draw out interpretations and make judgments.
To exemplify how this can be done, here are some example paragraphs which all explore the same quotation to varying degrees (D-A*):
This be a Christian house, sir, a Christian house. (John Proctor)
*Grades are a rough guide. The main point is for you to see how an interpretation can be developed and improved.
To help with your weekly language homework, here are some reminders for approaching question 1 on the reading paper. You are being asked to recall what you learn about the issue and must use relevant quotations to support your response.
Example mark scheme: