We know that learning all of the AQA Love and Relationships poems is never an easy task and this blog is here to help you. It should lead you to a better understanding of each poem, its context and the key language and structural elements that might be discussed in an exam.
The revision notes for each poem include general information, some contextual thoughts, analysis of structure and tone as well as an in-depth look at the language and ideas of the poem. The revision questions should help you to explore the poems further and practise writing effective exam answers.
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You can use this GCSE Poetry Revision Bundle in a number of ways. If you have missed the important analysis lessons on key poems, you can create or supplement your own analysis with these notes.
If you find certain poems difficult, you might concentrate on reading the overviews of those poems only for revision. If you want a more comprehensive revision task, you could read all 15 poetry overviews and answer the revision questions as you go.
When you first begin practising full exam questions you could use these notes for reference to help to form a good, solid analysis.
All that, plus a guide to the sophisticated language and a set of daily revision tasks.
Looking for a specific poem?
We have a comprehensive list right here – don’t worry, we’re working on closing those gaps!
- When We Two Parted by Lord Byron
- Love’s Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley
- Porphyria’s Love by Robert Browning
- Sonnet 29: I Think of Thee! by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- Neutral Tones by Thomas Hardy
- Letters From Yorkshire by Maura Dooley
- The Farmer’s Bride by Charlotte Mew
- Walking Away by C. Day-Lewis
- Eden Rock by Charles Causley
- Follower by Seamus Heaney
- Mother, Any Distance by Simon Armitage
- Before You Were Mine by Carol Ann Duffy
- Winter Swans by Owen Sheers
- Singh Song by Daljit Nagra
- Climbing My Grandfather by Andrew Waterhouse
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