Maya Angelou was a very exceptional and successful African American female. This…  || Ideas and inspiration for teaching GCSE English ||

Maya Angelou was a very exceptional and successful African American female. This is one of many of her famous poems "And Still I Rise". The website gives a good view on how others viewed Ms.

Emily Dickinson ~always been one of my favorite poets; her and Keats~

Emily Dickinson ~ "Hope is the thing with feathers." Yes Hope- you are the thing with feathers. Mom loves you.

I am the master of my fate, the captain of my soul

My favorite poem. I love this - 'I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul." This poem inspired Nelson Mandela during his 27 years in prison.

I am loving the idea of a bird escaping a birdcage, holding a scrap of paper in its beak with the words "Hold fast to dreams"

Hold fast to dreams/ for if dreams die/ life is a broken-winged bird/ that cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams/ for when dreams go/ life is a barren field/frozen with snow.

Water is the only thing that still touches my body. That, and the warm, beautiful arms of my children.

Water is the only thing that still touches my body. That, and the warm, beautiful arms of my children.I long for your touch, smell and the look in your eyes make up for all the bad things in our life

To sleep! perchance to dream.....Cliche or not, I love this.

The most infamous of Hamlet's speech is this particular soliloquy.This was a decision we had both contemplated for much time though during separate occasions. This soliloquy exaggerates Hamlet's confusion and indecisiveness in the story as he goes over ev

William Wordsworth: I wandered lonely as a cloud..MY ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE!!!!

William Wordsworth I recall having to learn this off by heart at school. I can still recite it to this day. I love this poem, especially as I am Welsh and the Daffodil our National flower.

Rudyard Kipling's famous poem "If". Someone you will know for writing Jungle Book also wrote this poem "IF"

Rudyard Kipling's famous poem "If". Someone you will know for writing Jungle Book also wrote this poem "IF" (or a WOman ;

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