CCEA English Literature GCSE Poetry Anthologies Analysed

Here on, we have the largest database of poetry analysis on the internet. For those that are studying a GCSE in English Literature with the examining body CCEA (Council for the Curriculum, Examination, and Assessment), then you will know that there are a few anthologies of poems to analyze ranging from Love and Death, Nature, and War and Heaney and Hardy, to help prepare for Section B of Unit 2. With this, here is an analysis of all of the poems on the CCEA GCSE English Literature syllabus (if it has not yet been analyzed, our team of poetry experts will be working hard to get the poem/s 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.


CCEA GCSE English Literature Poetry Anthologies

Love and Death

  1. Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley
  2. A Poison Tree by William Blake
  3. The Five Students by Thomas Hardy
  4. La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats
  5. Bredon Hill by A.E. Housman
  6. The Cap and Bells by W.B. Yeats
  7. Out, Out by Robert Frost
  8. Piazza Piece by John Crowe Random
  9. Richard Cory by E.A. Robinson
  10. Night of the Scorpion by Nissim Ezekiel
  11. Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden
  12. Love Song: I and Thou by Alan Dugan


Nature and War

  1. Attack by Siegfried Sassoon
  2. An Irish Airman Forsees His Death by W.B. Yeats
  3. The Field of Waterloo by Thomas Hardy
  4. From: Auguries of Innocence by William Blake
  5. Composed Upon Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth
  6. The Badger by John Clare
  7. The Castle by Edwin Muir
  8. In Westminster Abbey by John Betjeman
  9. The Battle by Louis Simpson
  10. Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney
  11. A Narrow Fellow in the Grass by Emily Dickinson
  12. Foxes Among the Lambs by Ernest G. Moll


Heaney and Hardy

Seamus Heaney

  1. Thatcher
  2. Blackberry-Picking
  3. At a Potato Digging (Section 1)
  4. Last Look
  5. An Advancement of Learning
  6. Trout

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Thomas Hardy

  1. The Old Workman
  2. Wagtail and Baby
  3. A Sheep Fair
  4. At Castle Boterel
  5. An August Midnight
  6. Overlooking the River Stour

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