Power and Conflict Poetry Anthology List; remember that these poems need to be learned in detail, with a focus on how they relate to the themes of ‘power’ and ‘conflict’ — try to think deeply about the messages on these themes that are present in each one. You also need to learn how to write a comparative essay, as in the exam you have to compare one given poem with another from your own memory.
Poetry Anthology List from CIE Cambridge A-Level Literature: Songs of Ourselves 2.
POWER AND CONFLICT – THE ANTHOLOGY LIST:
Ozymandias – Percy Bysshe Shelley
London – William Blake
Extract from The Prelude – William Wordsworth
My Last Duchess – Robert Browning; check out our analysis of this poem
The Charge of the Light Brigade – Alfred Lord Tennyson
Exposure – Wilfred Owen
Storm on the Island – Seamus Heaney; we have Essay Questions and Notes on this Poem.
Bayonet Charge – Ted Hughes
Remains – Simon Armitage
Poppies – Jane Weir
War Photographer – Carol Ann Duffy; check out our analysis about this poem
Tissue – Imtiaz Dharker
The Émigree – Carol Rumens
Checking Out Me History – John Agard
Kamikaze Beatrice Garland