‘Clocks’ by Gillian Clarke is a unique and deep poem that reflects the passage of time and the wonders of growing older.
‘The Pen is Mightier than the Sword’ by Mariska Taylor-Darko is a eulogy celebrating the work of Kofi Awonnor- a poet who was killed unjustly.
‘My Parents’ by Stephen Spender is a poem based on bullying and the desire to make friends.
‘Coming Home’ by Owen Sheers is a thoughtful poem that describes the transitory nature of life. The poet explores aging, family, and the impact of change.
Attack’ by Siegfried Sassoon is an eye-opening poem about the harsh reality of war and what it feels like to be a soldier.
In Stephen Spender’s Poem ‘The Truly Great’, he discusses the traits of heroes who have passed away before us.
‘On Living and Leaving’, by Sums Paguia, is a depressing poem which argues that those who have died are better off than those who are living.
Robert Browning’s poem ‘The Patriot’ is a tragic tale of a man who fell from being a star citizen to becoming despised so intensely that he was put to death.
‘O Where Are You Going’ by W. H. Auden is a poem in the form of a ballad which predicts the fate humanity suffers due to indecisiveness and not taking action.
‘O What Is That Sound’ by W.H Auden is a tragic poem reminiscing the trauma that many individuals endure during times of war.
Ted Hughes’ poem ‘Her Husband’ is a spiteful poem reflecting on the paradoxical situation many married couples often face; being in a marriage with another person but having lost all love and compassion between each other.
In this poem, Eliot exposes the transient nature of love and admits that love is not often found in life, however the poem is an optimistic one because it encourages us to think positively.