Unseen Poetry: Newstead through the eyes of Byron


Newstead through the eyes of Byron, Analysing Unseen Poetry



  • analysing a writer’s choice of vocabulary, form, grammatical and structural features, and evaluating their effectiveness and impact
  • seeking evidence in the text to support a point of view, including justifying inferences with evidence
  • consolidate and build on their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary through studying their effectiveness and impact in the texts they read

In this session:

Analysing Unseen poetry: Newstead, through the eyes of Byron

In this session, your students will be introduced to previously unseen poems by Lord Byron, inspired by his ancestral home, Newstead Abbey.

The group will take a tour of the Abbey, pulling out the places, events and emotions that created each piece, before taking a more in depth look at the way the language and poetic techniques enhance and depict these ideas and feelings.

The session will help the group gain confidence in analysing an unseen poem and develop their awareness of poetic devices and the effect these can have on the tone, rhythm and meaning of the works.

This session is a unique opportunity to experience some of Byron’s poetry in the place it was created.

Duration: 1.5 hours | 10.30am–12pm or 1pm–2.30pm

Cost: £180 or £300  as full day with House Tour or additional led session.

Key Stage:3/4/5

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