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20 October 2014
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Off By Heart - 15 Compulsory Poems

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1. Alligator
by Grace Nichols

2. The Way Through The Woods
by Rudyard Kipling

3. The Pig
by Roald Dahl

4. Daffodils
by William Wordsworth

5. The Owl and the Pussycat
by Edward Lear

6. Leisure
by WH Davies

7. Talking Turkeys
by Benjamin Zephaniah

8. Matilda
by Hillaire Belloc

9. The Tyger
by William Blake

10. A Red, Red Rose
by Robert Burns

11. The Listeners
by Walter de la Mare

12. The Walrus and The Carpenter
by Lewis Carroll

13. The King's Breakfast
by AA Milne

14. Macavity: The Mystery Cat
by TS Eliot

15. The Lake Isle Of Innisfree
by WB Yeats



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