Cambridge International AS & A Level Literature in English 9695 Poems Analyzed

For those that are studying the Cambridge International AS & A Level Literature (English) (9695), there is a list of poems for which the student must study in preparation for answering a question about any one of them, taken from the syllabus.

Since PoemAnalysis.com has the largest database of poetry analysis on the internet, you can find below every poem analyzed from the course, which, in total, is 45 poems for 2021-23 (if it has not yet been analyzed, we are working very hard to get it analyzed as soon as possible). Please feel free to skip to the poem most relevant to you and if you want a poem to be analyzed that you cannot find on the site too, feel free to contact us.

What poems apply to the course depends on the year:

Section from SyllabusPoem Collection 202120222023
Paper 1, Section B PoetryRobert Browning – Selected Poems✔️✔️✔️
Paper 1, Section B PoetrySimon Armitage – Sir Gawain and the Green Knight✔️
Paper 1, Section B PoetrySongs of Ourselves, Volume 2 – Selected Poems (new selection for 2023)✔️
Paper 1, Section B PoetrySongs of Ourselves, Volume 2 – Selected Poems (2021-22 selection)✔️✔️
Paper 1, Section B PoetryGillian Clarke – Selected Poems✔️✔️✔️
Paper 1, Section B PoetryOwen Sheers – Skirrid Hill✔️✔️
Paper 4, Section A Pre-1900 PoetryGeoffrey Chaucer – The Merchant’s Prologue and Tale✔️
Paper 4, Section A Pre-1900 PoetryGeoffrey Chaucer – The Knight’s Tale✔️✔️
Paper 4, Section A Pre-1900 PoetryJohn Donne – Selected Poems✔️
Paper 4, Section A Pre-1900 PoetryEmily Dickinson – Selected Poems✔️✔️✔️
Paper 4, Section A Pre-1900 PoetryJohn Milton – Paradise Lost: Books IX and X (1674)✔️✔️
Paper 4, Section B Post-1900 PoetrySujata Bhatt – Selected Poems from Point No Point✔️
Paper 4, Section B Post-1900 PoetryStephen Spender – Selected Poems✔️✔️✔️
Paper 4, Section B Post-1900 PoetryJackie Kay – Selected Poems from Darling: New & Selected Poems✔️✔️✔️
Paper 4, Section B Post-1900 PoetryDerek Walcott – Selected Poems✔️✔️
Cambridge International AS & A Level Literature in English 9695 2021-23 Poems


Robert Browning Poems

(Paper 1, Section B Poetry for 2021, 2022, and 2023)

  1. A Face
  2. A Light Woman (still analyzing)
  3. A Toccata of Galuppi’s (still analyzing)
  4. A Woman’s Last Word
  5. Among the Rocks
  6. Confessions
  7. Epilogue
  8. How Thet Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix
  9. Life in a Love
  10. Love Among the Ruins
  11. Love in a Life
  12. Meeting at Night
  13. My Last Duchess
  14. Pictor Ignotus (still analyzing)
  15. Porphyria’s Lover
  16. Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister
  17. The Bishop Orders His Tomb
  18. The Confessional (still analyzing)
  19. The Laboratory
  20. The Last Ride Together
  21. The Lost Leader
  22. The Lost Mistress (still analyzing)
  23. The Patriot
  24. The Pied Piper of Hamelin
  25. Women and Roses


2023: Songs of Ourselves: The Cambridge Assessment International Education Anthology of Poetry in English, Volume 2


2021-22: Songs of Ourselves: The Cambridge Assessment International Education Anthology of Poetry in English, Volume 2

(Paper 1, Section B Poetry for 2021 and 2022)

  1. Song by Lady Mary Wroth
  2. If Thou must Love Me by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  3. The Wedding by Moniza Alvi
  4. The Pride of Lions by Joanna Preston
  5. Sonnet 19 by William Shakespeare
  6. Written Near a Port on a Dark Evening by Charlotte Smith (still analyzing)
  7. The Mountain by Elizabeth Bishop
  8. The Cry of the Children by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  9. Shirt by Robert Pinsky
  10. The Song of the Shirt by Thomas Hood (still analyzing)
  11. First March by Ivor Gurney
  12. On the Day of Judgement by Jonathan Swift
  13. Darkness by George Gordon, Lord Byron
  14. A Complaint by William Wordsworth
  15. A Song of Faith Forsworn by John Warren, Lord de Tabley
  16. Farewell, Ungrateful Traitor by John Dryden
  17. When We Two Parted by George Gordon, Lord Byron
  18. Homecoming by Lauris Edmond (still analyzing)
  19. I Years had been from Home by Emily Dickinson
  20. Waterfall by Lauris Edmond
  21. When You are Old by William Butler Yeats
  22. On This Day I Complete My Thirty-Sixth Year by George Gordon, Lord Byron
  23. Distant Fields/ANZAC Parade by Rhian Gallagher
  24. The Death-Bed by Siegfried Sassoon (still analyzing)
  25. A Wife in London (December, 1899) by Thomas Hardy
  26. Futility by Wilfred Owen
  27. The Pains of Sleep by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  28. Sleep by Kenneth Slessor


Gillian Clarke: Selected Poems

(Paper 1, Section B Poetry for 2021, 2022, and 2023)

  1. Advent
  2. Apples (still analyzing)
  3. Baby-sitting
  4. Blaen Cwrt
  5. Burning Nettles (still analyzing)
  6. Catrin
  7. Climbing Cader Idris (still analyzing)
  8. Cold Knap Lake
  9. Death of a Cat (still analyzing)
  10. Death of a Young Woman
  11. February
  12. Hare in July (still analyzing)
  13. Hearthstone (still analyzing)
  14. Icthyosaur (still analyzing)
  15. Journey
  16. Lunchtime Lecture
  17. Miracle on St David’s Day
  18. My Box
  19. Neighbours
  20. Pipistrelle
  21. Post Script (still analyzing)
  22. Ram (still analyzing)
  23. Scything (still analyzing)
  24. Seal
  25. Stealing Peas (still analyzing)
  26. Sunday
  27. The Lighthouse (still analyzing)
  28. Times Like These (still analyzing)
  29. White Roses


Emily Dickinson: Selected Poems

(Paper 4, Section A Poetry for 2021, 2022, and 2023)

  1. A Bird came down the Walk –
  2. A Murmur in the Trees – to note –
  3. A Narrow Fellow in the Grass
  4. A still – Volcano – Life –
  5. After great pain, a formal feeling comes –
  6. An awful Tempest mashed the air –
  7. As imperceptibly as Grief
  8. Because I could not stop for Death –
  9. “Hope” is the thing with feathers –
  10. I can wade Grief –
  11. I cautious, scanned my little life –
  12. I did not reach Thee
  13. I dreaded that first Robin, so,
  14. I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,
  15. I have a Bird in spring
  16. I have never seen “Volcanoes”
  17. I heard a Fly buzz – when I died –
  18. I measure every Grief I meet
  19. I’m Nobody! Who are you?
  20. It was not Death, for I stood up,
  21. My Life had stood – a Loaded Gun –
  22. One need not be a Chamber – to be Haunted –
  23. The Brain – is wider than the Sky –
  24. The Mushroom is the Elf of Plants –
  25. The Wind – tapped like a tired Man –
  26. There came a Wind like a Bugle –
  27. There’s a certain Slant of light,
  28. This World is not Conclusion
  29. ‘Twas the old-road – through pain –
  30. What mystery pervades a well! (still analyzing)
  31. Whose cheek is this?
  32. Wild Nights – Wild Nights!


Derek Walcott: Selected Poems

(Paper 4, Section B Poetry for 2021)

  1. A Careful Passion (still analyzing)
  2. Adam’s Song (still analyzing)
  3. Ebb
  4. Forest of Europe (still analyzing)
  5. Homecoming: Anse La Raye
  6. Lampfall (still analyzing)
  7. Landfall, Grenada (still analyzing)
  8. Mass Man (still analyzing)
  9. Nearing Forty
  10. Oddjob, a Bull Terrier (still analyzing)
  11. Parades, Parades (still analyzing)
  12. Ruins of a Great House (still analyzing)
  13. Sabbaths, WI (still analyzing)
  14. Sea Canes (still analyzing)
  15. The Almond Trees (still analyzing)
  16. The Bright Field (still analyzing)
  17. The Castaway (still analyzing)
  18. The Flock (still analyzing)
  19. The Schooner Flight, Chapter 11: After the Storm (still analyzing)
  20. The Virgins (still analyzing)
  21. The Walk (still analyzing)
  22. The Wind in the Dooryard (still analyzing)
  23. To Return to the Trees (still analyzing)
  24. Veranda (still analyzing)


Stephen Spender: Selected Poems

(Paper 4, Section B Poetry for 2021, 2022, and 2023)

  1. A Father in Time of War (still analyzing)
  2. A First War Childhood (still analyzing)
  3. A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map
  4. Air Raid
  5. An Elementary School Class Room in a Slum
  6. Darkness and Light
  7. Hampstead Autumn (still analyzing)
  8. ‘If it were not too late!’ (still analyzing)
  9. In No Man’s Land (still analyzing)
  10. Missing My Daughter
  11. No Orpheus, No Eurydice (still analyzing)
  12. Nocturne (still analyzing)
  13. Polar Exploration (still analyzing)
  14. Seascape
  15. That girl who laughed and had black eyes
  16. The Double Shame
  17. The Past Values (still analyzing)
  18. The Separation (still analyzing)
  19. Two Armies
  20. V (still analyzing)
  21. VIII (still analyzing)
  22. War Photograph (still analyzing)
  23. XI (still analyzing)
  24. XII (still analyzing)
  25. XIII: What I Expected
  26. XVII (still analyzing)
  27. XXI: Without That Once Clear Aim
  28. XXII (still analyzing)
  29. XXIV (still analyzing)
  30. XXVI The Express
  31. XXVIII The Pylons
  32. XXX: In Railway Halls


Jackie Kay: Selected Poems from Darling: New & Selected Poems

(Paper 4, Section B Poetry for 2021, 2022, and 2023)

  1. Away from You (still analyzing)
  2. Blues (still analyzing)
  3. Brendon Gallacher
  4. Childhood, Still (still analyzing)
  5. Church Invisible (still analyzing)
  6. Compound Fracture (still analyzing)
  7. Darling
  8. Divorce
  9. Dressing Up (still analyzing)
  10. Even the trees (still analyzing)
  11. False Memory (still analyzing)
  12. From Stranraer, South (still analyzing)
  13. Gambia (still analyzing)
  14. Going to See King Lear
  15. Got You
  16. He Told Us He Wanted a Black Coffin (still analyzing)
  17. In the Seventh Year
  18. Keeping Orchids (still analyzing)
  19. Life Mask (still analyzing)
  20. Love Nest
  21. My Grandmother
  22. My Grandmother’s Houses
  23. Plague
  24. Pork Pies
  25. Pride
  26. Rubble
  27. Teeth (still analyzing)
  28. The Crossing (still analyzing)
  29. The Keeper (still analyzing)
  30. The Right Season (still analyzing)
  31. The Same Note
  32. The Underground Baby Case


Sujata Bhatt: Selected Poems from Point No Point

(Paper 4, Section B Poetry for 2022 and 2023)

  1. 29 April 1989
  2. 3 November 1984
  3. A Different History
  4. A Story for Pearse (still analyzing)
  5. Angels’ Wings (still analyzing)
  6. Counting Sheep White Blood Cells (still analyzing)
  7. Eurydice Speaks (still analyzing)
  8. For Nanabhai Bhatt
  9. Garlic in War and Peace (still analyzing)
  10. Genealogy (still analyzing)
  11. Go to Ahmedabad (still analyzing)
  12. Iris
  13. Marie Curie to Her Husband (still analyzing)
  14. Nanabhai Bhatt in Prison (still analyzing)
  15. Oranges and Lemons (still analyzing)
  16. Orpheus Confesses to Eurydice (still analyzing)
  17. Rooms by the Sea (still analyzing)
  18. Sujata: The First Disciple of Buddha (still analyzing)
  19. The Echoes in Poona (still analyzing)
  20. The Langur Coloured Night (still analyzing)
  21. The Need to Recall the Journey
  22. The One Who Goes Away
  23. The Peacock
  24. The Stare
  25. The Stinking Rose
  26. The Writer (still analyzing)
  27. Walking Across the Brooklyn Bridge, July 1990 (still analyzing)
  28. We are Adrift (still analyzing)
  29. What Happened to the Elephant?


John Donne: Selected Poems

(Paper 4, Section A Poetry for 2023)

  1. A Nocturnal upon S. Lucy’s Day, being the shortest day
  2. A Valediction: forbidding Mourning
  3. Air and Angels
  4. Break of Day
  5. Elegy 5: His Picture
  6. Elegy 7
  7. Elegy 9: The Autumnal (still analyzing)
  8. Elegy 19: To His Mistress Going to Bed
  9. Holy Sonnets: Divine Meditations 2
  10. Holy Sonnets: Divine Meditations 4 (still analyzing)
  11. Holy Sonnets: Divine Meditations 6 (still analyzing)
  12. Holy Sonnets: Divine Meditations 7 (still analyzing)
  13. Holy Sonnets: Divine Meditations 9
  14. Holy Sonnets: Divine Meditations 10 (still analyzing)
  15. Holy Sonnets: Divine Meditations 14 (still analyzing)
  16. Holy Sonnets: Divine Meditations 17
  17. Love’s Growth
  18. Song: Go catch a falling star
  19. The Anniversary
  20. The Apparition
  21. The Bait
  22. The Canonization
  23. The Dream
  24. The Ecstasy
  25. The Expiration (still analyzing)
  26. The Flea
  27. The Good Morrow
  28. The Relic
  29. The Sun Rising
  30. The Undertaking
  31. Twickenham Garden

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