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Year 9 Homework Project

Your homework will be to create an anthology of 15 poems you have enjoyed from the list of poets on the next page.

You must bring in 3 of your favourite poems from 3 different poets each Friday. These will form part of the discussion on Friday's lessons so don't forget.

By the end of the half term you will be carrying out a written and oral presentation on your anthology covering:

Why you chose the poems?
What do you think caused the poets to write the poems (3 of your 15)?
What feelings are apparent within the poems (3 of your 15)?
Why you think poetry is given value in the curriculum?

Extended Written Response (2 sides of A4)

An analysis of your favourite poem and why it appeals to you.

Poets List

Edmund Spenser
William Shakespeare
John Donne
Andrew Marvel
Alexander Pope
Katherine Phillips
John Milton
Robert Burns
John Dryden
William Blake
William Wordsworth
John Keats
Samuel Coleridge
Sir Walter Scott
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Robert Browning
Christina Rossetti
Siegfried Sassoon
Wilfred Owen
Ivor Gurney
Jessie Pope
Margaret Postgate Cole
Sylvia Plath
Ted Hughes
Margaret Atwood
U.A. Fanthorpe
John Agard
Maya Angelou
Chinua Achebe
Philip Larkin
Simon Armitage
Carol Ann Duffy
Seamus Heaney
Grace Nichols
John Cooper Clarke
Stevie Smith

Happy collating.

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