Hi, I was wondering how many poems you required to learn for the Junior Cert. and also can you guys tell me what poems you have studied for the studied poetry please, if you don't mind.
its better to know a poem of a few themes
You should have a poem studied for each theme that came up in past papers (two or more themes can have the same poem).
War: Dulce et Decorum est
Childhood / Death: Mid-Term Break
Poet: Seamus Heaney
Nature: Blackberry Picking
Happy: Shall I Compare Thee
Sad: The Early Purges / Mid-Term Break
Animals or events: The Early Purges
^ Examples of my studied poetry
Great poem and poet to have is Wilfred Owen. If asked about 2 poems with a similar theme or poet, my go to poems to use are Dulce Et Decorum Est and Anthem for Doomed Youth. Lots to talk about!!!
I agree with Owen,the poem can be used for loads of topics.Same for Base Details by Siegfried Sassoon,a similar poem,so can be used for comparison as well