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Poetry What did you study?

Acaila

Posted 01 September 2004 - 02:28 PM

What poems did you study/are you studying for Higher English?

We did Hotel Room 12th Floor (the whole year did I think), Assisi, Visiting Hour (all by Norman McCaig), Boy Driving His Father to Confession by Seamus Heaney, My Last Duchess by Robert Browning, and Revelation by Liz Lochhead.

Paul

Posted 01 September 2004 - 02:52 PM

I studied:
  • The Thought Fox
  • My Last Duchess
  • Dulce Et Decorum Est
  • Sparrow
  • The General
  • Numerous War Poetry- too much to mention
  • horses

Shandogg

superstar

Posted 01 September 2004 - 07:07 PM

We did LOADS of Phillip Larkin poems... all about death! ph34r.gif

N people wonder why i was depressed! lol! biggrin.gif

Acaila

Posted 03 September 2004 - 11:29 AM

We didn't do anything happy at all last year!
Our novel was even worse - a memoir of the Holocaust ARGH!

Chris M

Posted 05 September 2004 - 05:53 PM

We only studied two poems:

"The Whitsun Weddings" and "Afternoons", both by Philip Larkin.

I won't comment on what I thought of Larkin after being subjected to his poetry in Higher English but let's say I wasn't overly enamoured with it.

superstar

Posted 05 September 2004 - 07:25 PM

QUOTE(Chris M @ Sep 5 2004, 06:53 PM)
We only studied two poems:

"The Whitsun Weddings" and "Afternoons", both by Philip Larkin.

I won't comment on what I thought of Larkin after being subjected to his poetry in Higher English but let's say I wasn't overly enamoured with it.

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Tell me about it! mad.gif

Lesley

Posted 06 September 2004 - 01:04 PM

-churchgoing
-crows account of the battle
-we lived in glasgow

i cant remeber what else - if anything!



$implĄ_®i˘h

Posted 06 September 2004 - 03:21 PM

I did a couple last year, i cant really remember them all, lol it was a long time a go.
  • The Horses
  • Exposure

I ll update wen i remember them.
lol

sparky

Posted 06 September 2004 - 07:54 PM

We done :-
  • Death of Marliyn Monroe
  • King Billy
  • Journey of the Magi
  • The Jaguar
  • Hawk Roosting
  • Tulips

Maybe done more, I can't remember!

strosek911

Posted 16 September 2004 - 06:41 PM

WE ONLY STUDIED 2 POEMS IN DEPTH, WHICH WAS THEN A CHOICE FOR THE EXAM.

WE USED 'MY LAST DUCHESS' AND 'HOTEL ROOM 12TH FLOOR'

THOUGH 'HOTEL' WAS EASIER, MY LAST DUCHESS WAS MY POETRY CHOICE FOR THE EXAM AS THE QUESTIONS FITTED IT BETTER.

IT WAS FAR FROM AN EASY POEM BUT ONCE YOU LEARNED IT, IT WAS A GREAT CHOICE FOR THE EXAM.

Acaila

Posted 17 September 2004 - 09:15 PM

Argh! Enough of the caps mate!

My Last Duchess is such a fun poem and much easier to learn than the McCaig stuff smile.gif

Laura

Posted 18 September 2004 - 08:11 AM

We studied:
  • The Horses - Edwin Muir
  • Visiting Hour - Norman MacCaig
  • Sonnet 216 (I think) - Shakespeare -(Let me not to the marrige of true minds.....)

We also did The Cone Gatherers (aaarrrggghhh!!!!) and Romeo and Juliet - we got to watch the modern video yay!! tongue.gif biggrin.gif

Acaila

Posted 18 September 2004 - 02:20 PM

The Antony and Cleopatra vid we watched was sooooooo bad!

Vazza

Posted 29 September 2004 - 01:16 PM

I studied the these for higher (it was over two years)
  • "Exposure" by Wilfred Owen
  • "The Horses" by Edwin Muir
  • "The Soldier" by Rupert Brooke
  • "Visiting Hour" by Norman MacCaig
  • "Hawk Roosting" by Ted Hughes

I've uploaded my notes online now so that others might make use of them

Justboy

Posted 14 October 2004 - 04:30 PM

Whitsun Weddings by Philip Larkin was the one I used in the exam, I can't remember the rest, although we did more.

lorna_04

Posted 23 October 2004 - 05:15 PM

I studied:
  • Horses (Edwin Muir)
  • Valentine (Carol Ann Duffy)
  • My Last Duchess (Robert Browning)
  • Elegy for a still-born child, (Edwin Morgan?)

We also briefly studied a couple more, tho these are the poem i concentrated on for the exam.
After all that.....i ignored the poem essay's in the exam as i could find a question i felt confident in answering wink.gif

Tracy

Posted 21 February 2005 - 07:15 PM

This year i am doing

- You're by SIlvia Plath
- Sonnet 18 by Shakespeare
- Kalidescope by Duglas Dunn

We studied Philip Larkin in Standard grade, old fools is a really sick poem BUT i do have an extensive set of notes in it

krazykooki

Posted 28 February 2005 - 06:55 PM

so far i've done Visiting Hour by Norman MacCaig and we're supposed to be doing another one after we finish Romeo and Juliet

Paul!"Ł$%^&*1122

Posted 01 March 2005 - 12:37 PM

so far i have completed
Hamnavoe by George Mackay Brown
my rivals house by liz lochhead and we are thinking of doing Trio?

SomethingTypical

Posted 01 March 2005 - 06:31 PM

We're currently working on

-Journey of the Magi
-My Last Duchess

I think we're doing another one soon.

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