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    Poems!!!!! edassery

    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.

    Thank you!!!

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      Whitestar

      its better to know a poem of a few themes

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      SryanBruen

      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

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      edassery

      thank you... that really helped !!!!:)

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      shanemacken2000

      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!!!

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      edassery

      Thank you!

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      Suitcasey114

      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

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