OCR AS and A level English Literature H072/H472 Poems Analyzed

For those that are studying English Literature at AS and A level on the OCR board of examiners, here is a list of the required poems analyzed. This includes all the selected poems, mentioned in the H702 OCR AS English Literature Specification and H472 OCR A Level English Literature Specification (the list of poems for each syllabus is the same). Please feel free to skip to the poem most relevant to you. If you want a poem to be analyzed that you cannot find on the site too, please feel free to contact us.


OCR H072/H472 AS and A Level English Literature Poems Analyzed

Geoffrey Chaucer: The Merchant’s Prologue and Tale


John Milton: Paradise Lost Books 9 & 10


Samuel Taylor ColeridgeSelected Poems


Alfred, Lord Tennyson: Maud


Christina Rossetti: Selected Poems

  1. Song: When I am dead, my dearest
  2. Remember
  3. From the Antique (‘It’s a weary life, it is, she said’)
  4. Echo
  5. Shut Out
  6. In the Round Tower at Jhansi (Indian Mutiny)
  7. A Birthday
  8. Maude Clare
  9. Up-hill
  10. No, thank you, John
  11. Good Friday (‘Am I a stone and not a sheep?’)
  12. Goblin Market
  13. Twice
  14. Winter: My Secret
  15. Soeur Louise de la Miséricorde

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