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Pre-1914 Poetry

William Blake: The Little Boy Lost / The Little Boy Found
William Blake: London
John Clare: Sonnet
Gerard Manley Hopkins: Inversnaid
Alfred, Lord Tennyson: The Charge of the Light Brigade
Walt Whitman: Patrolling Barnegat
William Wordsworth: Upon Westminster Bridge
W B Yeats: Song of the Old Mother

Post-1914 Poetry

Simon Armitage: Homecoming
Simon Armitage: 'I've made out a will; I've left myself'
Simon Armitage: Kid
Gillian Clarke: Catrin
Gillian Clarke: Cold Knap Late
Gillian Clarke: The Field Mouse
Carol Ann Duffy: Before You Were Mine
Carol Ann Duffy: Stealing
Carol Ann Duffy: We Remember Your Childhood Well
Seamus Heaney: Digging
Seamus Heaney: Perch
Seamus Heaney: Storm on the Island
Wilfred Owen: Dulce Et Decorum Est

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Poems from Different Cultures

Chinua Achebe: Vultures
Tatamkhulu Afrika: Nothing's Changed
Moniza Alvi: Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan
Imtiaz Dharker: Blessing
Nissim Ezekiel: Night of the Scorpion
Lawrence Ferlinghetti: Two Scavengers in a Truck...
Tom Leonard: from Unrelated Incidents
Grace Nichols: Hurricane Hits England
Sujata Bhatt: from Search For My Tongue

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AQA: Poetry Character and voice

Andrew Forster: Horse Whisperer
Percy Bysshe Shelley: Ozymandias
Robert Browning: My Last Duchess
Stevie Smith: River God
Thomas Hardy: The Ruined Maid
UA Fanthorpe: Casehistory: Alison (head injury)

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AQA: Poetry Place

Grace Nichols: Price We Pay for the Sun
Gillian Clarke: Neighbours
Jean Sprackland: Hard Water
William Wordsworth: The Prelude (extract)
W B Yeats: The Wild Swans at Coole
Emily Brontë: Spellbound
Norman MacCaig: Below the Green Corrie
D H Lawrence: Storm in the Black Forest

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AQA: Poetry Relationships

James Fenton: In Paris With You
Andrew Forster: Brothers
Grace Nichols: Praise Song for my Mother
William Shakespeare: Sonnet 116
Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnet 43
Andrew Marvell: To His Coy Mistress
Charlotte Mew: The Farmer's Bride
Christina Georgina Rossetti: Sister Maude
Vernon Scannell: Nettles

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