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Below, you’ll find a list of the current CIE / Cambridge IGCSE English Literature Poetry Anthology (0475). These are for the 2020-2021 syllabus. This is a list of all the poems from Songs of Ourselves, Vol. Pt 3 that could come up on Paper 1 of the IGCSE English Literature exams.

If you need help with the poetry revision, I’ve put links to analyses below.


For a full analysis of all the poems on the CIE IGCSE poetry course, you can purchase our online revision materials.


CIE / Cambridge IGCSE English Literature Poetry Anthology List:

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.

  1. Caged Bird Maya Angelou
  2. Sonnet 43 Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  3. Farmhand James K Baxter
  4. Muliebrity Sujata Bhatt
  5. Plenty Isobel Dixon
  6. The Three Fates Rosemary Dobson
  7. Those Winter Sundays Robert Hayden 
  8. Mid-Term Break Seamus Heaney
  9. Little Boy Crying Mervyn Morris
  10. Rising Five Norman Nicholson
  11. Amends Adrienne Rich
  12. Sonnet 29 Edna St Vincent Millay
  13. Marrysong Dennis Scott
  14. Not Waving But Drowning Stevie Smith 
  15. She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways William Wordsworth

NOTE: This poetry collection is from the 2020-21 syllabus for Cambridge IGCSE Literature (0475 – Paper 1). It is taken from Songs of Ourselves, Volume 1 Part 3. 


For a full analysis of all the poems on the CIE IGCSE poetry course, you can purchase our online revision materials.

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