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Nigel Planer outlines some of the ideas and beliefs that shaped William Blake’s poetry. This is followed by a reading of ‘A Poison Tree’ accompanied by interpretive dance. Liz Lochhead then briefly analyses Blake’s use of language, imagery and rhythm in the poem.
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23 May 1997

Classroom Ideas

Could be used as an example of how poetry can be interpreted in different media. Students could create their own dance/ drama for one of Blake’s poems.

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