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An A level English Student Guide
by
Julia Geddes, Kitty Graham and Helen Ince
~ Wessex Publications ~
Selected Poems
by
John Clare
CONTENTS
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Using the Workbook......................................................................................1 How to Study Poetry......................................................................................2 John Clare 1793 - 1864 ..................................................................................3 The Poems

A Country Village Year.................................................................................6 December from ‘The Shepherd’s Calendar’: Christmas ...............................6 Sonnet: ‘The barn door is open’ ...................................................................11 The Wheat Ripening......................................................................................13 The Beans in Blossom ...................................................................................16 Sonnet: ‘The landscape laughs in Spring’ .....................................................19 Sonnet: ‘I dreaded walking where there was no path’...................................21 Sonnet: ‘The passing traveller’......................................................................23 Sport in the Meadows....................................................................................25 Emmonsales Heath ........................................................................................27 Summer Tints ................................................................................................31 The Summer Shower .....................................................................................33 Summer Moods..............................................................................................36 Sonnet: ‘The maiden ran away’.....................................................................39 Song: ‘She tied up her few things’ ................................................................42 The Foddering Boy........................................................................................46 The Gipsy Camp............................................................................................48 Winter Fields .................................................................................................50 The Cottager ..................................................................................................53 The Crow Sat on the Willow .........................................................................55 from ‘The Parish’...........................................................................................58 St Martin’s Eve..............................................................................................62 Birds and Beasts .............................................................................................65 The Wren .......................................................................................................65 Sonnet: The Crow..........................................................................................66 Sonnet: ‘I love to hear the evening crows go by’ ..........................................68 The Skylark ...................................................................................................69 Sonnet: ‘Among the orchard weeds’ .............................................................71 The Landrail ..................................................................................................72 Sonnet: The Nightingale................................................................................73 The Nightingale’s Nest..................................................................................74 The Yellowhammer’s Nest............................................................................76 The Pettichap’s Nest......................................................................................78 Sonnets: The...
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