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Poetry 2020 (Ordinary Level), Essential Revision Notes

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Table of Contents

AUDEN, W.H. – Funeral Blues 7

Funeral Blues 7

Summary 7

Annotation 7

BOLAND, Eavan – Child of Our Time, This Moment, and Love 9

Child of Our Time 9

Summary 9

Annotation 9

This Moment 11

Summary 11

Annotation 11

Love 13

Summary 13

Annotation 14

BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett – How Do I Love Thee? 16

How Do I Love Thee? 16

Summary 16

Annotation 16

DUFFY, Carol Ann – Valentine 18

Valentine 18

Summary 18

Annotation 18

DICKINSON, Emily – I felt a Funeral, in my Brain, and I heard a Fly buzz – when I died 20

I felt a Funeral, in my Brain 20

Summary 20

Annotation 20

I heard a Fly buzz – when I died 22

Summary 22

Annotation 22

DURCAN, Paul – Wife Who Smashed Television Gets Jail, Parents, and Sport 24

Wife Who Smashed Television Gets Jail 24

Summary 24

Annotation 24

Parents 26

Summary 26

Annotation 26

Sport 28

Summary 29

Annotation 29

DYAR, Martin – Death and the Post Office 32

Death and the Post Office 32

Summary 33

Annotation 33

FRANCE, Linda – If love was jazz 36

If love was jazz 36

Summary 36

Annotation 37

FROST, Robert – The Tuft of Flowers, Mending Wall, and ‘Out, Out –’ 39

The Tuft of Flowers 39

Summary 40

Annotation 40

Mending Wall 43

Summary 44

Annotation 44

‘Out, Out –’ 46

Summary 46

Annotation 46

HERRICK, Robert – To Daffodils 48

To Daffodils 48

Summary 48

Annotation 48

HUDGINS, Andrew – The Cadillac in the Attic 50

The Cadillac in the Attic 50

Summary 50

Annotation 51

LAWRENCE, DH – Humming-Bird, and Baby-Movements II, “Trailing Clouds” 53

Humming-Bird 53

Summary 53

Annotation 53

Baby-Movements II, “Trailing Clouds” 55

Summary 55

Annotation 55

LEDWIDGE, Thomas – Lament for Thomas McDonagh 57

Lament for Thomas McDonagh 57

Summary 57

Annotation 57

LOCHHEAD, Liz – Revelation 59

Revelation 59

Summary 59

Annotation 59

MORRISSEY, Sinead – Genetics 61

Genetics 61

Summary 61

Annotation 61

NÍ CHUILLEANÁIN, Eiléan – Street, and To Niall Woods and Xenya Ostrovskaia, married in Dublin on 9 September 2009 63

Street 63

Summary 63

Annotation 63

To Niall Woods ...

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