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For those that are studying Cambridge IGCSE Literature in English 0475 course, here is a list of all poems from their syllabus analysed for 2022. These are the poems that apply to exams that are to be taken in 2022, with the poems below applicable to Paper 1: Poetry and Prose. If you are struggling to understand any of the terms used in our analysis, explore our literary term glossary.

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Cambridge IGCSE Literature in English 0475 (2022)

Set texts for examination in 2022 – Paper 1

From Songs of Ourselves Volume 1, Part 3, the following 15 poems:

  1. Maya Angelou, ‘Caged Bird’
  2. Elizabeth Barret Browning, ‘Sonnet 43’
  3. James K. Baxter, ‘Farmhand’
  4. Sujata Bhatt, ‘Muliebrity’
  5. Isobel Dixon, ‘Plenty’
  6. Rosemary Dobson, ‘The Three Fates’
  7. Robert Hayden, ‘Those Winter Sundays’
  8. Seamus Heaney, ‘Mid-Term Break’
  9. Mervyn Morris, ‘Little Boy Crying’
  10. Norman Nicholson, ‘Rising Five’
  11. Adrienne Rich, ‘Amends’
  12. Edna St. Vincent Millay, ‘Sonnet 29’
  13. Dennis Scott, ‘Marrysong’
  14. Stevie Smith, ‘Not Waving But Drowning’
  15. William Wordsworth, ‘She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways’

From Songs of Ourselves Volume 2, Part 4, the following 15 poems:

  1. Robert Browning, ‘Love in a Life’
  2. Lauris Edmond, ‘Waterfall’
  3. A. R. D. Fairburn, ‘Rhyme of the Dead Self’
  4. James Joyce, ‘I Hear an Army’
  5. Philip Bourke Marston, ‘After’
  6. Charlotte Mew, ‘Rooms’
  7. Mary Monck (‘Marinda’), ‘Verses Written on Her Death-bed at Bath to Her Husband in London’
  8. Alexander Pope, ‘From An Essay on Criticism’ (still analysing)
  9. Percy Bysshe Shelley, ‘Stanzas Written in Dejection, Near Naples’
  10. Algernon Charles Swinburne, ‘A Leave-Taking’
  11. Elizabeth Thomas (‘Corinna’), ‘The Forsaken Wife’
  12. Derek Walcott, ‘Nearing Forty’
  13. Henry Wotton, ‘The Character of a Happy Life’
  14. Sir Thomas Wyatt, ‘I Find No Peace’
  15. Elinor Morton Wylie, ‘Now Let No Charitable Hope’

Carol Ann Duffy, the following 15 poems:

  1. Head of English
  2. War Photographer
  3. Recognition
  4. Stealing
  5. Foreign
  6. Originally
  7. In Mrs Tilscher’s Class
  8. We Remember Your Childhood Well
  9. The Darling Letters
  10. In Your Mind
  11. The Good Teachers
  12. Valentine
  13. A Child’s Sleep
  14. Death of a Teacher
  15. Prayer

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