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.

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CIE / Cambridge IGCSE English Literature Poetry Anthology List:

  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. 

List of the poems from the 2023-2025 CAIE / Cambridge IGCSE and O Level Poetry Anthology (Songs of Ourselves, Volume 1, Part 4): 

  • ‘A Consumers Report’ – Peter Porter 
  • ‘Away, Melancholy’ – Stevie Smith 
  • From ‘Long Distance II’ – Tony Harrison 
  • ‘Funeral Blues’ – W H Auden 
  • ‘He Never Expected Much’ – Thomas Hardy 
  • ‘Night Sweat’ – Robert Lowell 
  • ‘On Finding a Small Fly Crushed in a Book’ – Charles Tennyson Turner 
  • ‘Ozymandias’ – Percy Bysshe Shelley 
  • ‘Request To A Year’ – Judith Wright 
  • ‘The City Planners’ – Margaret Atwood 
  • ‘The Man with Night Sweats’ – Thom Gunn 
  • ‘The Planners’ – Boey Kim Cheng 
  • ‘The Spirit is too Blunt an Instrument’ – Anne Stevenson 
  • ‘The Telephone Call’ – Fleur Adcock 
  • ‘Rain’ – Edward Thomas 

For the complete, comprehensive course of the CAIE IGCSE Songs of Ourselves, Volume 2, Part 4 – click here! 

Here’s the list of the poems in the 2023-2025 CAIE / Cambridge IGCSE and O Level Poetry Anthology (Songs of Ourselves, Volume 2, Part 4).

  • ‘After’ – Philip Bourke Marston 
  • ‘I hear an Army’ – James Joyce 
  • ‘Rhyme of the Dead Self’ – A.R.D. Fairburn 
  • ‘Rooms’ – Charlotte Mew 
  • ‘Stanzas Written in Dejection, Near Naples’ – Percy Bysshe Shelley 
  • ‘Love in a Life’ – Robert Browning 
  • ‘Nearing Forty’ – Derek Walcott 
  • ‘Waterfall’ – Lauris Dorothy Edmond 
  • ‘Verses Written on Her Death-bed at Bath to Her Husband in London’ – Mary Monck ‘Marinda’ 
  • ‘A Leave-Taking’ – Algernon Charles Swinburne 
  • ‘From an Essay on Criticism’ – Alexander Pope 
  • ‘The Forsaken Wife’ – Elizabeth Thomas 
  • ‘The Character of a Happy Life’ – Henry Wotton 
  • ‘I Find no Peace’ – Sir Thomas Wyatt 
  • ‘Now Let No Charitable Hope’ – Elinor Morton Wylie 

For the complete, comprehensive CAIE IGCSE Poetry course, click here! 

Here’s the list of Ted Hughes poems: 

  • ‘Football at Slack’ 
  • ‘Hawk Roosting’ 
  • ‘Roe Deer’ 
  • ‘Snowdrop’ 
  • ‘The Harvest Moon’ 
  • ‘The Jaguar’ 
  • ‘the Thought-Fox’ 
  • ‘The Other’ 
  • ‘Anniversary’ 
  • ‘Wind’ 
  • ‘Cat and Mouse’ 
  • ‘A Memory’ 
  • ‘Telegraph Wires’ 
  • ‘The Horses’ 
  • ‘Relic’ 

For the complete, comprehensive Ted Hughes Poetry course, click here! 

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