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English Poetry for LC 2004


WWW.Skoool.ie Notes and support from this fledgling, Irish, educational, site are specifically designed for the needs of the Irish syllabus at both Leaving and Junior Certificate level. Teachers and Students are further advised that there are resources on all subjects available at Leaving Cert.net and at ScoilNet. These are terrific and totally free sites.

Poetry Higher Level:
A selection from the poetry of eight poets is prescribed for Higher Level. Students will be expected to have studied at least six poems by each poet.

Poetry Ordinary Level:
A total of 35 poems is prescribed for Ordinary Level.

Online notes have been found for the following poets


Dickinson, Emily

"Hope," Funeral, The Soul etc

FROST, Robert See Also

The Tuft of Flowers and others. See also the Robert Frost Webpage

HEANEY, Seamus See Also Lots of articles from NY Times

Go to the Links at the end of this page. See also Literary Allusion and the Poetry of Seamus Heaney.

HOPKINS, Gerard Manley

God's Grandeur etc See also The University of Minnesota and Also

Kavanagh, Patrick See Also

Patrick Kavanagh's Worlds
MAHON, Derek See Also

Commentary on Mahon See Also and Literary Criticism Collection and Also

PLATH, Sylvia See Also

The Sylvia Plath Forum and Also

Wordsworth, WilliamSeeAlso

Beauteous Even,Sol Reap See Also

Ordinary Level

ANONYMOUS

Sir Patrick Spens

ARMITAGE, Simon

It ain't what you do (Scroll to Review)

CARSON, Ciaran

Soot

DICKINSON, Emily

"Hope" is the thing, A Narrow Fellow

DUFFY, Carol Ann

Valentine

FROST, Robert (Mega Link)

Mending Wall etc. See also the Robert Frost Webpage

HEANEY, Seamus See also Lots of articles from NY Times

Go to the Links at the end of this page. See also Literary Allusion and the Poetry of Seamus Heaney.
HERBERT, George

See Herbert at Luminarium

HOPKINS, Gerard Manley

Spring, Inversnaid See Also

HUGHES, Ted

News and reviews from NY Times
Snowdrop

JENNINGS, Elizabeth

One Flesh See Also and follow Links

Kavanah, PatrickSee Also

Shancoduff A Christmas Childhood

KINSELLA, Thomas

Mirror in February

LEVERTOV, Denise

What Were They Like?

MAHON, Derek Grandfather After the Titanic
Online Literary Criticism Collection
MEEHAN, Paula

Would you jump into my grave as quick See Review of Contemporary Poets

PLATH, Sylvia The Arrival of the Bee Box Child
Sylvia Plath Forum
ST. VINCENT MILLAY, Edna

What lips my lips ............The Life and Poetry See Poet and Playwright

SILKIN, Jon

Death of a Son

WILLIAMS, William Carlos

The Red Wheelbarrow See Also

Wordsworth, William

It is a Beauteous Evening

Wordsworth, William

She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways


  • For Notes on the Poetry and Style of Heaney, Hughes, Keats, Tennyson and many more as well as 6 pages of useful grids for grouping and comparing the poems. Covering nature, the sonnet form, time and mortality, love, the monologue form and use of form for effect


Other Useful Urls

  1. A delightful retelling of Shakespeare's stories, primarily for the younger set. Also makes a good introduction to the various plays.

  2. A Bibliography of online poetry from, many countries and poets, edited by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto from 1912 to the present

  3. An Index of Poets in Representative Poetry Online

  4. Check out Sparknotes for some excellent material. Some will be relevant to your prescribed course. To Access some materials you may be asked to subscribe (become a member). This is a free, safe, and a superb site

  5. Check out Sparknotes for some excellent material on Shakespeare. Some will be relevant to your prescribed course. To Access some materials you may be asked to subscribe (become a member). This is a free, safe, and a superb site

  6. Criticism of Poetry

  7. English Literature Distance Learning Course from The London School of Journalism. Follow the links if you have some months to spare. A truly superb site

  8. Glossary of Poetic Terms

  9. Leaving Certificate English Poetry - A Teachnet project for Transition year students. Download information on Kavanagh, Frost, Plath, Mahon Hopkins, Heaney and Wordsworth

  10. Poets .Org TheAcademy of American Poets Hit the 'browse poet links' and the chances are that you will find some useful information here on your targeted poet.

  11. Poetry Webs This is an extraordinarily comprehensive site with superb resources.

  12. Sonnet Central, an archive of English sonnets, commentary, and relevant web links and a forum for poets to share and discuss their own work

  13. The Academy of American Poets


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