Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Literature Poems Analysed

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Pearson Edexcel GCSE Poetry Anthology Analysed

Relationships

  1. John Keats – La Belle Dame Sans Merci (1819) (Romantic)
  2. Joanna Baillie – A Child to his Sick Grandfather (1790) (Romantic)
  3. Lord Byron – She Walks in Beauty (1814) (Romantic)
  4. William Wordsworth – A Complaint (1807) (Romantic)
  5. Thomas Hardy – Neutral Tones (1898) (Lit Heritage)
  6. Elizabeth Barrett Browning – Sonnet 43 (1850) (Lit Heritage)
  7. Robert Browning – My Last Duchess (1842) (Lit Heritage)
  8. Wendy Cope – 1st Date – She and 1st Date – He (2011) (Contemporary)
  9. Carol Ann Duffy – Valentine (1993) (Contemporary)
  10. Elizabeth Jennings – One Flesh (1966) (Contemporary)
  11. John Cooper Clarke – I Wanna Be Yours (1983) (Contemporary)
  12. Jen Hadfield – Love’s Dog (2008) (Contemporary)
  13. Vernon Scannell – Nettles (1980) (Contemporary)
  14. Simon Armitage – The Manhunt (2008) (Contemporary)
  15. Ingrid de Kok – My Father Would Not Show Us (1988) (Contemporary)

 

Conflict

  1. William Blake – A Poison Tree (1794) (Romantic)
  2. Lord Byron – The Destruction of Sennacherib (1815) (Romantic)
  3. William Wordsworth – Extract from The Prelude (1850) (Romantic)
  4. Thomas Hardy – The Man He Killed (1902) (Lit Heritage)
  5. Christina Rossetti – Cousin Kate (1860) (Lit Heritage)
  6. Wilfred Owen – Exposure (1917) (Lit Heritage)
  7. Alfred, Lord Tennyson – The Charge of the Light Brigade (1854) (Lit Heritage)
  8. John Agard – Half-caste (1996) (Contemporary)
  9. Gillian Clarke – Catrin (1978) (Contemporary)
  10. Carole Satyamurti – War Photographer (1987) (Contemporary)
  11. Ciaran Carson – Belfast Confetti (1990) (Contemporary)
  12. Mary Casey – The Class Game (1981) (Contemporary)
  13. Jane Weir – Poppies (2005) (Contemporary)
  14. Benjamin Zephaniah – No Problem (1996) (Contemporary)
  15. Denise Levertov – What Were They Like? (1967) (Contemporary)

 

Time and Place

  1. John Keats – To Autumn (1820) (Romantic)
  2. William Wordsworth – Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 (1802) (Romantic)
  3. William Blake – London (1794) (Romantic)
  4. Emily Dickinson – I started Early – Took my Dog (1862) (Lit Heritage)
  5. Thomas Hardy – Where the Picnic was (1914) (Lit Heritage)
  6. Edward Thomas – Adlestrop (1917) (Lit Heritage)
  7. Robert Browning – Home Thoughts from Abroad (1845) (Lit Heritage)
  8. U.A. Fanthorpe – First Flight (1988) (Contemporary)
  9. Fleur Adcock – Stewart Island (1971) (Contemporary)
  10. Moniza Alvi – Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan (2000) (Contemporary)
  11. Grace Nichols – Hurricane Hits England (1996) (Contemporary)
  12. Tatamkhulu Afrika – Nothing’s Changed (1994) (Contemporary)
  13. Sophie Hannah – Postcard from a Travel Snob (1996) (Contemporary)
  14. John Davidson – In Romney Marsh (1920) (Contemporary)
  15. Elizabeth Jennings – Absence (1958) (Contemporary)

 

Belonging

  1. William Wordsworth – To My Sister (Romantic)
  2. John Clare – Sunday Dip (Romantic)
  3. Emily Brontë – Mild the Mist Upon the Hill (Romantic)
  4. Letitia Elizabeth Landon – Captain Cook (To My Brother) (Romantic)
  5. Robert Bridges – Clear and Gentle Stream (Lit Heritage)
  6. Thomas Hood – I Remember, I Remember (Lit Heritage)
  7. Grace Nicholls – Island Man (Contemporary)
  8. Amy Blakemore – Peckham Rye Lane (Contemporary)
  9. Benjamin Zephaniah – We Refugees (Contemporary)
  10. Zaffar Kunial – Us (Contemporary)
  11. Imtiaz Dharker – In Wales, wanting to be Italian (Contemporary)
  12. Kayo Chingonyi – Kumukanda (Contemporary)
  13. Raymond Antrobus – Jamaican British (Contemporary)
  14. Choman Hardi – My Mother’s Kitchen (Contemporary)
  15. Carol Rumens – The Émigrée (Contemporary)
Read more poetry analysis:   Pearson Edexcel International GCSE (9-1) English (4ET1) Poems Analysed

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