You have three lessons in which to complete the following essays, to perfection, and then upload for all to see:
Giulia: Write an introduction to the poems entitled iGCSE Literature Examination 2012: The Poetry Section
Martina & Giulio P: Full Moon & Little Frieda: explore in detail lines which you find particularly striking.
Giulio B & Anna: So We’ll Go No More A Roving: explore in detail lines which you find particularly striking.
Andrea & Alberto: Re-read Dover Beach (by Matthew Arnold). Explore the ways in which Arnold vividly conveys his state of mind in this poem.
Elena & Maria Elena: Explore how The Flower-Fed Buffaloes (by Vachel Lindsay) powerfully conveys feelings about human destruction of the natural world.
Carolina & Cesare: Explore how Report to Wordsworth (by Boey Kim Cheng) powerfully conveys feelings about human destruction of the natural world.
Oscar & Silvia: What do you find particularly memorable about the poets’ portrayal of night and moonlight in Amends (by Adrienne Rich)?
Luca & Francesca: Sounds of words can contribute powerfully to a poem’s effect and meaning. Explore some examples of this from at least two poems that you have studied from this section of Songs of Ourselves.
Greta & Alice: In First Love (by John Clare) explore how the poet’s words vividly portray being in love.