Revising for tomorrow’s exam…

It seems that blog readers think that ‘The Wild Swans at Coole‘, ‘Easter 1916‘ or ‘The Second Coming’ are the most likely poems to come up (see poll in post below) in tomorrow’s exam. Perhaps, if you have left revision a little late & time is running out, you might hedge your bets and focus your revision on these three poems…or then again, perhaps not…it might be ‘The Cat and the Moon‘ after all…

Aside from crossing your fingers and hoping that the right poem comes up, you should:

1) Ensure that you know – off by heart – a good selection of key quotations from across the 15 poems.

2) Do last minute essay plans for a couple of questions

3) Read through the mark scheme again to see which Assessment Objectives are marked for this unit.

Good Luck!



Please see this link (and profile page) for links to helpful Yeats websites and resources – A very useful website on Yeats’ mystical / spiritual vision, his theory on gyres etc… – Good analysis of Yeats’ ‘Coming of Age’ poems. – The Yeats Society in Sligo – Useful Yeats essay and revision questions – All Yeats’ poems online – The Yeats Society in New York – Decent for Yeats biographical facts – Very good ideas on ‘The Stolen Child’, ‘An Irish Airman…’ and ‘The Second Coming’ – The set poems as listed on the OCR Website – a lecture from Harvard University on ‘Among School Children’ – Excellent biography of ‘Con’ Markiewcz  – Very useful links to Eva Gore-Booth’s own poetry and some information on the sisters’ relationships with Yeats. – Chaos and Control in Yeats (from a Durham University PhD dissertation) – Good critical essay on Politics in Yeats’ poems. – Useful detailed analysis of ‘The Wild Swans at Coole.’ – Live Recording of Keane’s ‘A Bad Dream’ inspired by ‘An Irish Airman Foresees his Death.’ – A very useful website with lots of further links to essays / criticism / biography of Yeats etc. – Good notes on ‘Easter 1916’ – National Library of Ireland’s online exhibition about Yeats. – great notes on ‘The Fisherman’, ‘Among School Children’ ‘Sailing to Byzantium’ and ‘September 1913’.