AQA

A selection of resources on RelationshipsRelationships

love spins gold, gold, gold from straw
          (‘Hour’, Carol Ann Duffy)

The different kinds of relationships between people are the focus for this cluster; romantic love, the sometimes strained relationships between siblings, or the strong bonds of love between parent and child. Some of these poems challenge the reader to consider how relationships form who we are as people, change us and alter our perceptions of ourselves and the world. The difficulties as well as the joys of love are highlighted, from Shakespeare’s classic Sonnet 116 to the painful images of ‘Manhunt’ by Simon Armitage.

Word document An overview of the resources in this cluster
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