ICSE Class–IX and X English Literature (2020-2021)

PoemAnalysis.com 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-IX & X of ICSE board, here is a list of all poems from their syllabus analyzed. This includes 5 poems from their syllabus of Class-IX and 9 poems from their syllabus of Class-X. ICSE has reduced the syllabus for the academic year 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.


ICSE Class–IX English Literature

  1. James Patrick Kinney – The Cold Within
  2. Sarojini Naidu – The Bangle Sellers
  3. Robert Southey – After Blenheim
  4. Roald Dahl – Television
  5. William Wordsworth – Daffodils


ICSE Class–X English Literature

  1. Henry Cuyler Bunner – The Heart of the Tree
  2. Robert Browning – The Patriot
  3. Leigh Hunt – Abu Ben Adhem
  4. David Roth – Nine Gold Medals

N.B. The rest of the 5 poems of Class–X are the same as included in the Class–IX syllabus.

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