Poems of the Decade

Supporting resources, revision and links for the Edexcel AS and A-Level both British and International qualifications.

Homework Schedule

 

‘Eat Me’ by Patience Agbabi

Femininity & Relationships

Revision

‘Chainsaw Versus the Pampas Grass’ by Simon Armitage

Presentation of Gender

Revision

‘Material’ by Ros Barber

Femininity & Relationships

Presentation of Memory

Revision

‘History’ by John Burnside

Revision

‘An Easy Passage’ by Julia Copus

Presentation of Age

Different Perspectives of Life

Revision

‘The Deliverer’ by Tishani Doshi

Revision

‘The Lammas Hireling’ by Ian Duhig

Revision

‘To My Nine-Year-Old Self’ by Helen Dunmore

Presentation of Age

Revision

‘A Minor Role’ by U A Fanthorpe

Coping with Difficulty

Revision

‘The Gun’ by Vicki Feaver

Presentation of Gender

Revision

‘The Furthest Distances I’ve Travelled’ by Leontia Flynn

Revision

‘Giuseppe’ by Roderick Ford

Revision

‘Out of the Bag’ by Seamus Heaney

Revision

‘Effects’ by Alan Jenkins

Presentation of Memory

Revision

‘Genetics’ by Sinéad Morrissey

Revision

‘From the Journal of a Disappointed Man’ by Andrew Motion

Revision

‘Look We Have Coming to Dover!’ by Daljit Nagra

Revision

‘Please Hold’ by Ciaran O’Driscoll

Coping with Difficulty

Revision

‘On Her Blindness’ by Adam Thorpe

Revision

‘Ode on a Grayson Perry Urn’ by Tim Turnbull

Revision

 

International AS only:

‘Inheritance’ by Eavan Boland

Revision

‘A Leisure Centre is Also a Temple of Learning’ by Sue Boyle

Presentation of Age

Different Perspectives of Life

Revision

‘The War Correspondent’ by Ciaran Carson

Revision

‘The Map Woman’ by Carol Ann Duffy

Revision

Plan - Identity in Furthest Distances and Mapwoman

 

‘The Fox in the National Museum of Wales’ by Robert Minhinnick

Revision

‘Fantasia on a Theme of James Wright’ by Sean O’Brien

Revision

Plan - Time and Past in Fantasia and Inheritance

 

‘You, Shiva and My Mum’ by Ruth Padel

Revision

Plan - Identity in Furthest Distances and Shiva

 

‘Song’ by George Szirtes

Revision

 

Themes and Links:

Connections between Poems

 

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