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Poetry 2017/2018, Ordinary Level - Essential Poetry Guide

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Table of Contents

BEER, Patricia – The Voice 7

The Voice 7

Summary 7

Annotation 8

BOLAND, Eavan – Child of Our Time, This Moment, and Love 10

Child of Our Time 10

Summary 10

Annotation 10

This Moment 12

Summary 12

Annotation 12

Love 14

Summary 14

Annotation 15

DUFFY, Carol Ann – Valentine 17

Summary 17

Annotation 18

DURCAN, Paul – Wife Who Smashed Television Gets Jail, Parents, and Sport 19

Wife Who Smashed Television Gets Jail 19

Summary 19

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Parents 21

Summary 21

Annotation 22

Sport 23

Summary 24

Annotation 24

FROST, Robert – The Tuft of Flowers, Mending Wall, and ‘Out, Out –’ 27

The Tuft of Flowers 27

Summary 28

Annotation 28

Mending Wall 31

Summary 32

Annotation 32

‘Out, Out –’ 34

Summary 34

Annotation 34

HARRISON, Tony – Book Ends 36

Summary 37

Annotation 37

HERBERT, George – The Collar 39

Summary 39

Annotation 40

HOPKINS, Gerard Manley – Spring, and Inversnaid 42

Spring 42

Summary 42

Annotation 43

Inversnaid 47

Summary 47

Annotation 47

HUGHES, Ted – Hawk Roosting 50

Summary 50

Annotation 50

KEATS, John – On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer, and La Belle Dame Sans Merci 52

On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer 52

Summary 52

Annotation 52

La Belle Dame Sans Merci 56

Summary 57

Annotation 57

KENNELLY, Brendan – Night Drive 62

Summary 63

Annotation 63

MORRISSEY, Sinead – Genetics 65

Summary 65

Annotation 65

LARKIN, Philip – Ambulances, and The Explosion 67

Ambulances 67

Summary 67

Annotation 68

The Explosion 70

Summary 70

Annotation 71

MONTAGUE, John – The Cage, The Locket, and Like Dolmens Round My Childhood 73

The Cage 73

Summary 74

Annotation 74

The Locket 76

Summary 77

Annotation 77

Like Dolmens Round My Childhood 79

Summary 80

Annotation 80

NEMEROV, Howard – The Vacuum 83

Summary 83

Annotation 83

NÍ CHUILLEANÁIN, Eiléan – Street, and To Niall Woods and Xenya Ostrovskaia, married in Dublin on 9 September 2009 85

Street 85

Summary 85

Annotation 85

To Niall Woods and Xenya Ostrovskaia, married in Dublin on 9 September 2009 86

Summary 86

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