I've JUST been informed of the lesson I need to teach for an interview for English teacher. And it's tomorrow!! I need to teach a poem to fit into a unit of work around Heroes and Villains – with particular focus on language analysis and literary terminology. It’s for a high ability Y8 class. I'm considering using Havisham's Salome. But some of the language (sex/booze/"aint life a *****") is worrying me with a Y8 class. I know it's taught to Y9 in some schools. But what do people think? My other idea was Hitcher. BUT it's pretty low on techniques to discuss and I think it might fall flat.