Edexcel AS Level (8ET0) English Literature

For those that are studying English Literature at AS level on the Pearson Edexcel board of examiners, here is a list of the required poems analysed. This includes all the selected poems, mentioned in Appendix 4 of the GCE Level 3 Advanced Subsidary in English Literature (8ET0). Please feel free to skip to the poem most relevant to you. If you want a poem to be analysed that you cannot find on the site too, please feel free to contact us.


Edexcel AS Level (8ET0) English Literature

  1. Eat Me Patience by Agbabi (still analysing)
  2. Chainsaw Versus the Pampas Grass by Simon Armitage (still analysing)
  3. Material by Ross Barber
  4. History by John Burnside (still analysing)
  5. An Easy Passage by Julia Copus
  6. The Deliverer by Tishani Doshi
  7. The Lammas Hireling by Ian Duhig
  8. To My Nine-Year-Old Self by Helen Dunmore
  9. A Minor Role by U.A. Fanthorpe
  10. The Gun by Vicki Feaver
  11. The Furthest Distances I’ve Travelled by Leontia Flynn
  12. Giuseppe by Roderick Ford
  13. Out of the Bag by Seamus Heaney (still analysing)
  14. Effects by Alan Jenkins
  15. Genetics by Sinéad Morrissey
  16. From the Journal of a Disappointed Man by Andrew Motion (still analysing)
  17. Look We Have Coming to Dover! by Daljit Nagra
  18. Please Hold by Ciaran O’Driscoll
  19. On Her Blindness by Adam Thorpe (still analysing)
  20. Ode on a Grayson Perry Urn by Tim Turnbull

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