Afterwards: Vera Brittain - The Superfluous Woman
Vera Brittain - The Superfluous Woman
adj 1: serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being; "otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words"
Read Brittain's Poem, written in 1920.
- Explore the structure of this piece. How is Brittain experimenting with form / structure?
- How is her own experience of loss explored here?
- Discuss how feminist critics might respond to this poem
This Pathway is to be used for revision purposes, predominantly. Whilst the over-arching theme is ‘Afterwards,’ several further themes ('Disillusionment,' 'Memoirs,' 'Sacrifice') emerge and pupils should be encouraged to explore these.
The main aim of the Pathway is to enable pupils to draw connections between works. This is especially useful for those sitting the AQA Unit 6 paper, ‘Reading for Meaning.’ They should also be encouraged to analyse literature of different forms (poetry & prose), focusing on how the pieces fit in to literary tradition / the canon.
The tasks relating to the various sources are listed within the ‘Page Details’ section of the page. Feel free to add to these where necessary.
Created by Hannah.