IGCSE is probably the first time you’ve had to do any serious analytical writing about poetry and this site is designed to help you along the way with your journey. Alongside analysis of each of the poems in your selection, you will find a range of useful resources including student essay responses, the mark criteria, essay writing tips and whatever else I feel might come in handy for you.
However, the purpose of this site, and my analysis in particular, is not to provide you with a cheat sheet or the definitive answers, but rather to help explain some of the key ideas and ease you into developing your own interpretation.
Here is a brief summary of how I organise my analysis:
Song of Ourselves Volume 2 Love and Family – Word document with all the poems in. Perfect for quick printing.
How to Write the Perfect Essay – analysis of the way I would approach essay writing.
Mark Criteria – a description of how your essays and exams will be marked.