CBSE English Literature Class–XI Core and Elective Course (2020-21) is the number one website on the internet for poetry analysis, with the largest database of poems analyzed. For those that are studying English Language & Literature in Class-XI of CBSE board, here is a list of all poems from their core course and elective course poems analyzed. This includes 4 poems of “Hornbill” (Core) and 8 poems of “Woven Words” (Elective) from their reduced syllabus of 2020-21. 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.


CBSE English Literature Class–XI “Hornbill”

  1. Shirley Toulson – A Photograph
  2. Ted Hughes – The Laburnum Top
  3. Walt Whitman – The Voice of the Rain
  4. Markus Natten – Childhood


CBSE English Literature Class–XI “Woven Words”

  1. Sujata Bhatt – The Peacock
  2. William Shakespeare – Let me not to the marriage of true minds
  3. Phillip Larkin – Coming
  4. Wole Soyinka – Telephone Conversation
  5. William Wordsworth – The World is Too Much With Us
  6. Padma Sachdev – Mother Tongue
  7. Ted Hughes – Hawk Roosting
  8. John Keats – Ode to a Nightingale

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