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For those that are studying English Literature Language and Literature (7707) at A level on the AQA board of examiners, here is a list of the poems from their specification analysed.

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AQA A Level English Lang. and Lit. (7707) Poems Analysed

John Donne [PDF Guide]:

  1. Air and Angels [PDF Guide]
  2. The Anniversary [PDF Guide]
  3. The Apparition [PDF Guide]
  4. The Canonization [PDF Guide]
  5. The Flea [PDF Guide]
  6. The Good Morrow [PDF Guide]
  7. Woman’s Constancy [PDF Guide]
  8. Elegy: To His Mistress Going to Bed [PDF Guide]
  9. A Jet Ring Sent [PDF Guide]
  10. The Relic [PDF Guide]
  11. The Sun Rising [PDF Guide]
  12. The Triple Fool [PDF Guide]
  13. Twicknam Garden [PDF Guide]
  14. A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning [PDF Guide]
  15. Elegy: His Picture [PDF Guide]

Robert Browning [PDF Guide]:

  1. My Last Duchess [PDF Guide]
  2. The Lost Leader [PDF Guide]
  3. The Laboratory [PDF Guide]
  4. Cristina (still analysing)
  5. Johannes Agricola in Meditation (still analysing)
  6. Porphyria’s Lover [PDF Guide]
  7. Home Thoughts, From Abroad [PDF Guide]
  8. Meeting at Night [PDF Guide]
  9. Parting at Morning [PDF Guide]
  10. ‘De Gustibus–’ (still analysing)
  11. Prospice [PDF Guide]

Carol Ann Duffy [PDF Guide] (selected from Mean Time):

  1. The Captain of the 1964 Top of the Form Team (still analysing)
  2. Nostalgia [PDF Guide]
  3. Before You Were Mine [PDF Guide]
  4. Beachcomber (still analysing)
  5. First Love (still analysing)
  6. Valentine [PDF Guide]
  7. The Biographer (still analysing)
  8. Litany [PDF Guide]
  9. Stafford Afternoons [PDF Guide]
  10. The Cliché Kid (still analysing)
  11. Small Female Skull (still analysing)
  12. Never Go Back (still analysing)
  13. Close (still analysing)
  14. Mean Time [PDF Guide]

Seamus Heaney [PDF Guide] (selected from New Selected Poems 1966-1987):

  1. Digging [PDF Guide]
  2. Blackberry-Picking [PDF Guide]
  3. Mid-Term Break [PDF Guide]
  4. Night Drive (still analysing)
  5. Broagh (still analysing)
  6. Punishment [PDF Guide]
  7. The Otter (still analysing)
  8. Hailstones (still analysing)
  9. Death of a Naturalist [PDF Guide]
  10. Follower [PDF Guide]
  11. Personal Helicon [PDF Guide]
  12. Bogland [PDF Guide]
  13. The Tollund Man [PDF Guide]
  14. Strange Fruit [PDF Guide]
  15. The Skunk [PDF Guide]

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