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The selection of poetry that you will be studying comes from the 19th and 20th Centuries. Here are the poems that you will look at:

  • Thomas Hardy, ‘The Voice’
Allen Curnow‘Time’
Mathew Arnold, ‘Dover Beach’
Adrienne Rich, ‘Amends’
Ted Hughes, ‘Full Moon and Little Frieda’
Gillian Clarke, ‘Lament’
John Keats, ‘The Grasshopper and The Cricket’
Vachel Lindsay, ‘The Flower-fed Buffaloes’
Boey Kim Cheng, ‘Report to Wordsworth’
John Clare, ‘First Love’
Dennis Scott, ‘Marrysong’
George Gordon Lord Byron, ‘So, We’ll Go No More A-Roving’
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sonnet 43 (‘How do I love thee? Let me count the ways!’)
Edna St Vincent Millay, Sonnet 29 (‘Pity me not because the light of day’)

The poems are linked by a number of themes: Love, Relationships, Nature, Conflict betweent Man and Nature, Memories.
When writing about poetry you need to be able to comment on the following things:
  • Subject
  • Tone
  • Imagery
  • Form
  • Feeling


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