2017 English Literature (2015 Spec) Poetry


Most of the poems can be found on this link,  search poet and click on the poets name,  find the correct poem carefully

See the zigzageducation older specification preview for reviewing poem useful information (the updated spec anthology is in progress the website advises)



List of poems: pre-1900


Anthology: love poetry through the ages pre-1900

The following poems will be available in the Anthology for study:

Whoso list to Hunt Sir Thomas Wyatt

Sonnet 116 William Shakespeare

The Flea John Donne

To His Coy Mistress Andrew Marvell

The Scrutiny Richard Lovelace

Absent from Thee John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

The Garden of Love William Blake

Ae Fond Kiss Robert Burns

She Walks in Beauty Lord Byron

Remember Christina Rossetti

The Ruined Maid Thomas Hardy

At an Inn Thomas Hardy

La Belle Dame sans Merci. A Ballad John Keats

Non sum qualis eram bonae sub regno Cynarae Ernest Dowson
Post 1900


List of poems: post-1900

Anthology: love poetry through the ages post-1900
The following poems will be available in the Anthology for study:
I, being born a woman Edna St. Vincent Millay

Love and a Question Robert Frost

À quoi bon dire Charlotte Mew

One Flesh Elizabeth Jennings

Meeting Point Louis MacNeice

For My Lover, Returning To His Wife Anne Sexton

Wild Oats Philip Larkin

Talking in Bed Philip Larkin

Punishment Seamus Heaney

Vergissmeinnicht Keith Douglas

Timer Tony Harrison

The Love Poem Carol Ann Duffy

Long Finish Paul Muldoon

To John Donne Michael Symmons Roberts

After the Lunch Wendy Cope
Legacy zigzageducation AQA Love Through the Ages,  useful info


The textbook

Poetic Forms