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Tyger, The Rose and the Pleasure Dome, The

Synopsis
Dramatisations and performances of poems written by major poets before 1914. Offers a wide range of poetry for analysis and interpretation.
Series
English Programme, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Notes
Broadcast in 3 parts on Channel 4 on 6,13 and 22/6/99
Documentation
Programme notes available free online at www.channel4.com/secondary
Subjects
English language and literature
Keywords
poetry; Romantic movement

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
3 x 15 minutes
Year
2004

Sections

Title
Tyger, The: poetry about the natural world
Synopsis
Poetry about the natural world. Poems featured in this unit are: ‘A Cat’ by Edward Thomas; ‘Leisure’ by William Henry Davies; ‘A Creed’ by Normal Gale; ‘Flying Crooked’ by Robert Graves; ‘A Narrow Fellow in the Grass’ by Emily Dickinson; ‘There was a Boy’ by William Wordsworth; ‘The Tyger’ by William Blake; ‘My Praying Mantis’ by John Lyons; ‘The Badger’ by John Clare; ‘Cuckoo Song (Sumer is icumen in)' Anon 13th century.
Duration
15 mins

Title
Rose, The: poetry about romantic love
Synopsis
Poems about romantic love featuring: ‘Love’s Philosophy’ by Percy Bysshe Shelley; ‘Kiss an’' Tell’ by Benjamin Zephaniah; ‘Going for the Milk’ by Mary Webb; ‘I do not love Thee’ by Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton; ‘Upon Julia’s Clothes’ by Robert Herrick; ‘Eastern Senses’ by Selina Deen; ‘A Red Rose’ by Robert Burns; ‘Kissing Asians’ by Saqib Deshmukh; ‘Love without Hope’ by Robert Graves; ‘Valentine’ by Wendy Cope; ‘Love and Friendship’ by Emily Jane Bronte; ‘Remember’ by Christina Rossetti.
Duration
15 mins

Title
Pleasure dome, The: poetry about magic places
Synopsis
Poetry about magic places featuring: ‘maggie and milly and molly and may’ by e.e. cummings; ‘Where the Picnic was’ by Thomas Hardy; ‘Kubla Khan’ by Samuel Taylor Coleridge; ‘Sea Timeless Song’ by Grace Nichols; ‘Jerusalem’ by William Blake; ‘Upon Westminster Bridge’ by William Wordsworth; ‘The Fringe of the Sea’ by A.L. Hendriks; ‘Ozymandias’ by Percy Bysshe Shelley; ‘Our Revels are now ended’ by William Shakespeare (from ‘The Tempest’)
Duration
15 mins

Distributor

Name

4 Learning

Notes
Channel 4 Learning has now closed. This used to be the educational broadcasting arm of Channel 4. The online shop sold educational DVDs and CD-ROMs for use in primary and secondary schools.

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