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Ordinary Level Poetry for 2019, Essential Revision Notes

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Table of Contents

AUDEN, W.H. – Funeral Blues 6

Funeral Blues 6

Summary 6

Annotation 6

BEER, Patricia – The Voice 8

The Voice 8

Summary 8

Annotation 9

BISHOP, Elizabeth – The Fish, The Prodigal, and Filling Station 11

The Fish 11

Summary 12

Annotation 12

The Prodigal 15

Summary 15

Annotation 16

Filling Station 17

Summary 18

Annotation 18

BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett – How Do I Love Thee? 20

How Do I Love Thee? 20

Summary 20

Annotation 20

CANNON, Moya – Shrines 22

Shrines 22

Summary 22

Annotation 22

COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor – Kubla Khan 24

Kubla Khan 24

Summary (and Commentary) 25

Annotation 26

DYAR, Martin – Death and the Post Office 29

Death and the Post Office 29

Summary 30

Annotation 30

GALLAGHER, Tess – The Hug 33

The Hug 33

Summary 34

Annotation 34

HARDIE, Kerry – Daniel’s Duck 36

Daniel's Duck 36

Summary 36

Annotation 37

HEANEY, Seamus – A Constable Calls, The Underground, and A Call 39

A Constable Calls 39

Summary 40

Annotation 40

The Underground 42

Summary 42

Annotation 42

A Call 44

Summary 44

Annotation 44

HERRICK, Robert – To Daffodils 46

To Daffodils 46

Summary 46

Annotation 46

HOPKINS, Gerard Manley – Spring, and Inversnaid 48

Spring 48

Summary 48

Annotation 49

Inversnaid 53

Summary 53

Annotation 53

HUGHES, Ted – Hawk Roosting 56

Hawk Roosting 56

Summary 56

Annotation 56

KENNELLY, Brendan – Begin, Bread, and Saint Brigid’s Prayer 58

Begin 58

Summary 58

Annotation 58

Bread 60

Summary 60

Annotation 60

Saint Brigid’s Prayer 61

Summary 61

Annotation 61

LAWRENCE, D.H. – Humming-Bird 63

Humming-Bird 63

Summary 63

Annotation 63

NÍ CHUILLEANÁIN, Eiléan – Street, and To Niall Woods and Xenya Ostrovskaia, married in Dublin on 9 September 2009 65

Street 65

Summary 65

Annotation 65

To Niall Woods and Xenya Ostrovskaia, married in Dublin on 9 September 2009 66

Summary 66

Annotation 66

PLATH, Sylvia – Poppies in July, Child, and The Arrival of the Bee Box 68

Poppies in July 68

Summary 68

Annotation 68

Child 70

Summary 70

Annotation 70

The Arrival of the Bee Box 71

Summary 71...

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