CCEA GCE English Literature ‘The Study of Poetry’ Full List Analysed

For those that are studying the CCEA GCE A level English Literature (5110), there are a list of poems for which the student must study in preparation of answering a question about anyone of them, taken from the syllabus. This includes a list of poems written after 1800 from Hopkins: Selected Poems, Duffy: A Choice of Emily Dickinson’s Verse, Dickinson: Selected Poems, Lochhead: The Colour of Black and White, Heaney: Opened Ground, Montague: John Montague: New Selected Poems, Thomas (E): Selected Poems, Frost: Selected Poems, Yeats: Selected Poems, Kavanagh: Selected Poems, as well as poems written between 1300-1800 from Goldsmith: Selected Poems, and Donne: Selected Poems.

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CCEA GCE English Literature (5110) Poems Analysed

Prescribed Poems for Unit 2 Section A – The Study of Poetry Written after 1800

Gerard Manley Hopkins: Selected Poems


Emily Dickinson: A Choice of Emily Dickinson’s Verse


Carol Ann Duffy: Selected Poems


Liz Lochhead: The Colour of Black and White

  • Lanarkshire Girls
  • Redneck
  • Aquarium
  • The Beekeeper
  • Epithalamium
  • The Miner
  • Sorting Through
  • 1953
  • View of Scotland
  • The Journeyman Paul Cezanne
  • The Metal Raw
  • After the War


Seamus Heaney: Opened Ground

  • The Barn
  • The Settle Bed
  • A Drink of Water
  • The Skunk
  • The Forge
  • Bogland
  • The Strand at Lough Beg
  • The Other Side
  • Man and Boy
  • The Wife’s Tale
  • Exposure
  • The Ministry of Fear


John Montague: New Selected Poems

  • The Water Carrier
  • Like Dolmens Round My Childhood
  • The Wild Dog Rose – Section 1
  • All Legendary Obstacles
  • Forge
  • A Lost Tradition
  • (from) Hymn to the new Omagh Road
  • The Errigal Road
  • The Silver Flask
  • The Locket
  • Cassandra’s Answer
  • Time in Armagh


Edward Thomas: Selected Poems

  • The New Year
  • Adlestrop
  • Man and Dog
  • Beauty
  • The Gypsy
  • May the twenty-third
  • The Owl
  • The Glory
  • The Chalk Pit
  • Haymaking
  • Aspens
  • At the Team’s Head-Brass


Robert Frost: Selected Poems


William Butler Yeats: Selected Poems


Patrick Kavanagh: Selected Poems


Prescribed Pems for Unit 3 (A2 1) Section A – The Study of Poetry from 1300-1800

Oliver Goldsmith: Selected Poems

  • The Deserted Village

John Donne: Selected Poems

  • The Flea
  • The Good Morrow
  • The Sun Rising
  • The Canonization
  • The Anniversary
  • A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
  • The Ecstasy
  • The Relic
  • Elegy XIX: To His Mistress Going To Bed
  • Love’s Deity
  • Good Friday,1613. Riding Westward
  • Holy Sonnet VII: At the round earth’s imagin’d corners
  • Holy Sonnet XIV: Batter my heart
  • Holy Sonnet X: Death, be not proud

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