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Food, Glorious Food
Teacher's Guide to the Anthology for A Level
AQA B Language and Literature
DR M MCCARTHY




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Contents

Thank You for Choosing ZigZag Education ............................................................................................................ii
Teacher Feedback Opportunity..................................................................................................................................iii
Terms and Conditions of Use...................................................................................................................................... iv
Teacher's Introduction .................................................................................................................................................. 1
Text Commentaries........................................................................................................................................................ 2
Text 1: `The Butcher's Shop' ....................................................................................................................................................................2
Text 2: `Eating Out'..................................................................................................................................................................................4
Text 3: `The Sweet Menu' ........................................................................................................................................................................6
Text 4: `Grandpa's Soup' .........................................................................................................................................................................8
Text 5: `The Coming of…

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Terms and Conditions of Use
Terms and Conditions
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Teacher's Introduction
This set of commentaries is designed to help A Level teachers and students who are working on the AQA
Language and Literature B anthology Food, Glorious Food. It can be used in several ways. Students and
teachers can read through the commentaries on each text as reinforcement for…

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Text Commenta ries




Text 1: `The Butcher's Shop'
This poem is by Angela Topping, a poet, critic and writer who taught English for many years,
taken from her 2007 collection The Way We Came. This collection `reflects on how time plays
tricks, and investigates the past in startling ways, both…

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The butcher's `meaty' smile also gives a sense that he is heavy, fleshy, well fed, and this aligns with the
description of the images in his shop as `smug'. The cattle and sheep that `prance' on his tiles are images
that suggest a deeply conventional way of looking at animals.…

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Text 2: `Eating Out'
This poem is by U A Fanthorpe, and is one of the poems that she lists as being `about my
mother' (see the interview at http://lidiavianu.scriptmania.com/ua_fanthorpe.htm) thus
reflecting to some extent an autobiographical experience. The poem is reminiscent,
thoughtful, recalling different attitudes to `eating out', that…

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Adventures into rehearsed but unknown living...

There is a strong sense of paradox here. `Adventures' should be spontaneous and exciting, but here they
are initiations into set patterns of idealized middle-class behaviour, set ideas about what makes for good
restaurant dining: `rehearsed... living'. They are only really adventures in the…

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