Poetry Anthologies from Educational Syllabuses

WJEC GCE AS English Language and Literature Poetry Pre-1914

Discover the poetry anthology (pre-1914) for WJEC AS GCE, English Language and Literature, analyzing all 20 poems.

For those that are studying WJEC GCE AS English Language and Literature course, here is a list of all poems from their syllabus analyzed. These are the poems that apply to exams for Unit 1 Section A. If you are struggling to understand any of the terms used in our analysis, explore our literary term glossary.

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WJEC GCE AS English Language and Literature Anthology

Poetry Pre-1914

  1. The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Chrisopher Marlowe
  2. Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare
  3. There Is A Garden In Her Face by Thomas Campion
  4. The Collar by George Herbert
  5. Sonnet XIX: On His Blindness by John Milton
  6. To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet
  7. A Satirical Elegy on the Death of a Late Famous General by Jonathan Swift
  8. The Schoolboy by William Blake
  9. Composed Upon Westminster Bridge (September 3, 1802) by William Wordsworth
  10. Kubla Khan (Extract) by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  11. She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron
  12. Ozymandias by Percy Byshee Shelley
  13. To Autumn by John Keats
  14. Sonnet 43: How do I love thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  15. The Kraken by Alfred Lord Tennyson
  16. Spellbound by Emily Brontë
  17. Song (When I am dead, my dearest) by Christina Rossetti
  18. The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy
  19. God’s Grandeur by Gerard Manley Hopkins
  20. Leisure by William Henry Davies

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