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Dear Upper Sixth,
I was thinking that if you wanted to make your life a little easier, it would be a sensible and brilliant idea to write about a poem for your Further and Independent Reading coursework, as opposed to Dombey and Son.
Lord Byron, The Destruction of Sennacherib
Robert Burns, To a Mouse
Christina Rossetti, Goblin Market
Philip Larkin, Toads
William Blake, Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience
War Poetry – Anything, really, but I was thinking in particular of WW1 poets and the use of natural metaphors, particularly, in poems such as The Falling Leaves (Margaret Postgate-Cole); Spring Offensive (Wilfred Owen); In Flanders Fields (John McCrae) and Spring in War-Time (Edith Nesbitt).
W. S. Merwin, The Last One
Ted Hughes, The Thought Fox
John Donne, To his Coy Mistress
John Keats – any of the narrative poems: Isabella and the Pot…
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