Set Texts

The poems we learn at school

Inevitably the poems most people remember are the ones they learnt at school. Few people go on to extend their familiarity with poetry, so those poems have an important part in the individual's understanding of poetry. However those poems also, effectively, define for a generation what a poem is and what a poem should address. I find it particularly interesting looking at the texts chosen for a curriculum. Here are some examples.

England GCSE Power & Conflict

England GCSE Love & Relationships