BlackWords researches and records a diverse range information about the lives and works of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and storytellers and the literary cultures and traditions that formed and influenced them.
Texts in Contexts unites a rich, yet disparate collection of over 400 texts: from the first English dictionary, to cook books, shopping lists and song lyrics, explore how language is changed by context and through time.
These classroom resources were designed around six thematic strands: Shakespeare's Language, Shakespeare on Film, Performance, Primary Sources, Teaching Shakespeare to Elementary Students, and Teaching Shakespeare with Technology.
Copyright Agency has developed Reading Australia to make significant Australian literary works more readily available for teaching in schools and universities. These works are being supplemented with online teacher resources and essays by popular authors about the enduring relevance of the works.
This resource is aligned to the Australian Curriculum: English, History and Visual Arts for Year 10 students and the Australian Curriculum: Visual Arts for Year 9. It uses examples of advertising and media drawn from the National Library of Australia’s exhibition The Sell: Australian Advertising 1790s to 1990s and looks at their influence over time.
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This page covers topics for the Poetry component of English. It provide access to information about Poets, poetry and poetry writing. Included are poetry collections, specific poets and their work and writing techniques for forms of poetry from nonsense verse to Haiku, ballads to cinquains, limericks to free verse.
Guide for the Study of Poetry featuring: phonetic pronunciation, cross references, broad range of definitions, numerous examples, a wealth of poetic quotations, writers' guidelines, hyper-linked keywords & cross references.
Listen to well-known figures perform readings of poetry by some of Britain and America’s most distinguished poets. Access audio recordings, interpretations of the poems, and explore the connections between the poets’ lives and their work.
The Poetry Library is the most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1912 in Britain. We are the major library for modern and contemporary poetry and are funded by the Arts Council England.