AQA GCSE English Literature Poem Revision Cards

These revision cards are based on the poems i am doing for the English Literature Exam

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Seamus Heaney - Storm on the Island

Storm On The Island

Highlights Violence of Nature!

  • Theme - Preperation for a Storm - Nature
  • Form - 19 Lines - 1 Stanza
  • Voice -  1st Person
  • Language -  War Vocabulary - Onomatopoeia - Metaphor - Similie
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Seamus Heaney - Death Of Naturalist

Death Of A Naturalist

  • Theme - Nature - Memory as a child - Harshness of Nature
  • Form - 33 lines - 2 Stanzas
  • Voice - 1st Person
  • Language - Juxtaposition - Onomatopoeia - Metaphor - Similie
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Seamus Heaney - Digging

Digging

  • Theme - Autobiographical memory - Nature
  • Form -  9 Stanzas - Variety of smaller lines
  • Voice - 1st Person
  • Language - Metaphor- Assonance
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Seamus Heaney - At a Potato Digging

At a Potato Digging

  • Theme - Starvation - Relationships - Potato - Memory - Nature
  • Form - 4  Seperate Sections identified by Roman Numerals - 13 stanzas - 4-5 Lines
  • Voice - 3rd Person - Historical 
  • Language - Religious Links - Assonance - repetition
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Gillian Clarke - The Field Mouse

Field Mouse

  • Theme - Nature and Man
  • Voice - 1st Person - Autobiographical
  • Form - 3 Stanzas - 9,9,9 - Free Verse
  • Language - Metaphor - Assonance
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Gillian Clarke - Cold Knap Lake

Cold Knap Lake

  • Theme - Mans relationship with Nature - Memory
  • Form - 5 Stanzas - finishes with a rhyming couplet - Free Verse
  • Voice - 1st Person Autobigoraphical - Womans Voice
  • Language - Rich Description - Metaphorical - Simplicity
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Gillian Clarke - Catrine

Catrine

  • Theme - Nature shown through Birth - Memory
  • Form - Free Verse - 2 Stanzas - Irregular
  • Voice -  1st Person - Autobiographical
  • Language - Highly Graphical - Extended Metaphor - Honesty


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Gillian Clarke - A Difficult Birth

A Difficult Birth

  • Theme - Nature - Memory - Peace Process in Belfast
  • Form - 4 Stanzas - 6 lines each - Regular Pattern - No Rhyme
  • Voice - 1st Person - Female - Sometimes Singular + Plural
  • Language - Religious Symbolism - Historical Past of Easter Rising 1916
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Pre 1914 - On My First Sonne

On My First Sonne

  • Theme - Parent - Child relationships - Memory
  • Form - 6 rhyming couplets - 1 stanza - 10 syllables per line
  • Voice -  2nd Person - Male
  • Language - Complex 17th Century Syntax - Religious Symbolism
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Pre 1914 - The Affliction Of Margaret

The Affliction Of Margaret

  • Theme - Loss (Mothers) - Natural Relationship - Grief
  • Form -  11 x7 Stanzas - Disciplined + Regular - Alternate Line Rhymed - 8 Syllables - Crafted
  • Voice -  Woman - 2nd Person
  • Language -  Very detailed through scenarios - deliberate old world language
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Pre 1914 - Patrolling Barnegat

Patrolling Barnegat

  • Theme -  Nature
  • Form -  10 Syllables - 1 Stanza - Past Participle
  • Voice -  No sense of one - Continous
  • Language - Personfication - Onomatopoeia - Alliteration - Repetition - War Imagery
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Pre 1914 - Sonnet

Sonnet

  • Theme - Love
  • Form - 14 Lines - 10 Syllables - Rhyming Couplets
  • Voice - 1st Person
  • Language -  Prettily Postive
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