Year 10: The Devil’s Wife

devils wife

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!

The Crucible: getting the grade!

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)

cruD

cruC

cruB

cruA

cruASTAR

*Grades are a rough guide. The main point is for you to see how an interpretation can be developed and improved.