Poetry: English Poets and Ways William Wordsworth

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Poetry

Theme: Nature

The Sea – J. Reeves
The Lake Isle of Innisfree – W.B.Yeats
She dwelt among the untrodden ways – William Wordsworth
A Minor Bird – Robert Frost

War and violence

Charge of the Light Brigade – Lord Tennyson
Anthem for Doomed Youth – Wilfred Owen
Where have all the flowers gone – Pete Seeger
Anne Frank huis – Andrew Motion

Life

Leave Taking – Cecil Rajendra
The Seven Ages of Man – William Shakespeare
Paying Calls – Thomas Hardy
Mid Term Break – Seamus Heaney

Society

Wedding Photographs – Jean Arasanayagam
The Garden of Love – William Blake
A Worker Reads History – Bertolt Brecht
Night Mail – W.H.Auden

Humour

Parrot –Alan Brownjohn
The Pigtail – William Makepeace Thackarey
Matilda –Hilaire Belloc
Father William –Lewis Carroll

Poems for Extra Reading –(not to be tested on)

An extract from ‘Michael' - William Wordsworth
The Lamb – William Blake
She Walks in Beauty – Lord Byron
Bury Me In a Free Land – Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Those Winter Sundays – Robert Hayden

Novels

Village by the Sea –Anita Desai (Penguin edition) OR
Jane Eyre –Charlotte Bronte (Macmillan abridged version)
* Students will be tested on “The Village by the Sea'' or ‘Jane Eyre” at the G.C.E. (O/L) Examination.
* School Based Assessment must be done by the teachers on one of the following novels suggested for reading for enjoyment. Les Miserables –Victor Hugo (Macmillan abridged version)
Great Expectations –Charles Dickens (Macmillan abridged version) Huckleberry Finn –Mark Twain (Macmillan abridged version)

Short Stories and Non- Fiction

Monkeys – Punyakante Wijenaike
Gift of the Magi – O.Henry
Life and Death of Cholmondeley (edited) Gerald Durrell
The Dark Years - an extract from Nelson Mandela's autobiography “Long Walk to Freedom”

Drama

Villa for Sale – Sacha Guitry
Everyman – A morality play
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