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    2016 poetry predictions?? Megan_9348

    I'm thinking Eliot for definite, he hasn't been up since 2010

    Maybe Bishop as well? I'm hoping so

    Any other guesses??

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      oxter

      Yeats

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      Ruthh98

      it's always two male and one female so keep that in mind that the men are more dominant

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      michael.ryan.712714

      Eliot

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      cmjge

      Eliot and Yeats

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      granners

      Durcan has never come up and hes on this year and next years leaving cert so he could come up

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      rebecca.farrell

      A teacher in our school gave us a very good hint last week

      There has to be one woman on the leaving cert course so just learn all the women inside and out

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      exia

      there has to be at least one man and one woman. there will also be at least one Irish poet so that means the poet could be Yeats or Ní Chuilleanáin. Durcan could also come up this year as it's his first time on the syllabus and Yeats has a very good chance of coming up at the anniversary of the 1916 Rising is coming up.

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      martha.c9

      I doubt Ní Chuilleanáin will come up two years in a row so Yeats will probably be the Irish poet

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      C101

      Four female poets on the course I wouldn't be surprised if two appeared on the paper.... Apart from that Yeats,Durcan,Elliot are strong contenders... Plath and Ni Chuilleabháin are the most unlikely to appear

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      exia

      Yeats could do a repeat of what happened in the paper with Seamus Heaney a few years ago, when S.H. was in everything else except poetry

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      Ruthh98

      I'm guessing bishop or dickinson, then Durcan Eliot or Yeats.

      I feel Yeats is too obvious so they will have to include an Irish poet therefore Durcan is best option.

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      Mehak nasim

      Yeats , Dickinson and Durcan

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      Ciara Murphy 99

      Durcan+++

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      blaithinmurray

      Im praying for bishop..

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      1282

      The is normally

      - an Irish poet

      - a dead poet

      - a female poet

      - a miceallaneous poet

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      shaun.wallace.3994

      Sorry guys W.B Yeats is not coming up

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      christinareal

      Yeats won't come up. Ní Chuilleanáin is tipped to come up as she won't be on the course next year. Larkin as he hasn't come up in years and Durcan because it's his first year on the course. Thats my guess anyway. Fingers crossed!

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      Molly_1234

      Duran , Yeats , Eliot , Biship or Dickinson definitely

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      Galbraith

      Bishop, Dickinson, Yeats, Plath even maybe

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      Sarah Costello

      Dickinson, Yeats(it will be a very hard question), Durcan and Eliot

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      Aimeeohara

      Dickinson, Eilliot,Durcan & Bishop!

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      jessie98

      No Irish poets came up 10 years ago, so maybe best knowing some non irish

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      EoinKeenan

      Elliot,Dickinson,Larkin,Plath

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      ciaraaac

      so basically no one knows and any could come up so learn 5 :P

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      Shauna_3688

      Bishop, Yeats, Larkin & Durcan

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      chi_morgan

      We were told by our teacher that Ní Chuilleanáin won't come up as an examiner friend of hers corrected over 300 papers and not one person answered her for the 2015 paper.. They won't put it up if they think it won't be answered. Plus what are the chances of her coming up a second year in a row? Then again could be argued that they might see if anyone does answer on her. Either way, I personally don't think it'll be her. More likely Durcan, Eliot, Yeats and Biship

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      Mark.Al28

      First time in years that there had been 4 women on the course so it's very likely for 2 women to come up....I think Dickinson and bishop

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      Chloe murphy686

      durcan bishop and yeats would be safe enough so would they

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      johnroberts983

      anyone got eliot notes?

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      CosmoCronin

      I think it could be Plath, montague, Patrick Kavanagh and probably Yeats!

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      CosmoCronin

      My teacher said they're so unpredictable that they'll come up because they're not on our syllabus! What do ye think?

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      CosmoCronin

      They did that back in 1983!

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      estherejiro99

      if you're really stressed i would STRONGLY advise that you do an in depth study of all the female poets because this year there is bound to be at least two of them on the paper that way you have a choice and are prepared

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      shannon8

      Plath came up two years in a row so can't rule out ní chuilleanáin based on that, Eliot hasn't come up since 2010- the last time he was on the course, of the 8 poets only two are alive - Durcan and Ní Chuilleanáin, Yeats is a male Irish and dead and hasn't been up since 14 so regardless of the year that's in it he would look likely the centenary could add to his probability or it could be a repeat of Heaney, which people are expecting so would they do it again? Durcans never been on the course but is on it next year, Dickinson and Plath have equal chance of coming up since both are dead, non Irish and havent appeared since '14. Hard to call but if I had to pick it'd be Bishop, Durcan, Yeats and Elliot.

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      seankmooney16

      Any predictions for ordinary level english?>>

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      EoinKeenan1

      Let's take a minute to calm down and look at this analytically. Eileéan Ní Chuilleanáin came up in 2015 as the 'Irish/Female Poet' ruled out for this year in my opinion because that was a very big role she was given last year, with a very small percentile actually answering the question. Next Paul Durcan, a small fact that many seem to forget is no poet has ever come up in there first year on the syllabus, so again in opinion Durcan is ruled out. Elizabeth Bishop hasn't been up since 2013 which is the longest out of the four females on the course, so in my opinion Bishop is a good bet. T.S Elliot has not been up since 2010, that's six years and this is his last year on the course, again in my opinion Elliot is another great bet. Philip Larkin I am going to rule out by the simple fact that Elliot is due and Larkin has been up quite a bit in the past five years. PLath and Dickinson I give an equal chance of coming up though if I had to pick one it would be Dickinson, but either would be a good bet. And finally W.B Yeat's, the question on everyone's mind Paper one or Paper two, well to me it's simple Paper two and expect a question on the Public and Private life of Yeat's. I think if you really want to walk in with just two poets Bishop and Yeat's are very very good bets. Elliot is a great bet if you can actually work out what his poetry is about.

      So final prediction Yeat's,Elliot,Dickinson,Bishop.

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      cgarry1608

      is this higher level or ordinalry level?

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      Mark.Al28

      Higher

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      kieran.gormley.50

      "Next Paul Durcan, a small fact that many seem to forget is no poet has ever come up in there first year on the syllabus, so again in opinion Durcan is ruled out." - NiChuill's first year on the syllabus was last year and she came up.

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      Mehak nasim

      yea they put her up and practically nobody attempted her so they get the idea

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      Oljen

      I have studied all females and Yeats but I still don't get Yeats poetry! Will I be ok with knowing the 4 women??

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      ldeane98

      Durcan came up on the mocks with Wife Who Smashed TV Gets Jail so he could possibly come up

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      BranFlakes777

      I think it could be yeats because of the year in it,

      Durcan

      Bishop

      and ni chuilleanain

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      Phteven

      Yeats didn't come up in paper one so good chance he'd come up in paper 2. If you had Yeats Durcan and chuilleanain you'd be covered cause that's all the Irish poets

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      christinabarron

      What are the chances off GVV comingg up??

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      christinabarron

      What are the chances off GVV coming up??

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      Phteven

      Very high

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      Aoife41

      Wb cc?

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      Mehak nasim

      same chances as gvvp

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      spring_mitchell@mounttemple

      Dickinson- old, foreign, female, hasn't been up in two years

      TS Eliot- old(ish), foreign, hasn't been up in six years

      Bishop- female, foreign, hasn't been up in three years

      Durcan- irish, modern, never been up

      OR

      Yeats- old, irish, Easter 1916, hasn't been up in two years

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      Hell00o

      I'm doing Yeats (of course), Bishop and Durcan lads. I think that covers me, especially with Yeats not coming up in paper 1 today.

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      dideak

      Same here yeats bishop durcan

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      Hell00o

      Wooo not alone

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      PadiK

      Durcan, Yeats, NíChuilleanáin okay??

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      aoifes99

      Okay I need someone to tell me I'll be okay if I learn Durcan, Bishop and Dickinson. We've done almost nothing on Ní Chuilleanáin or Plath so it's really hard to study them and we haven't done Yeats at all..

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      Mark.Al28

      Can someone tell me if they think I'm okay knowing only Dickinson and Bishop in depth but knowing a bit about Plath too??

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      Hell00o

      Know 3 like the back of your hand, sure I won't tell you what 3 you should learn, what do I know sure haha. We all have our preferences sure.

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      Sophiach

      Same here! Im going with Yeats, Durcan, Bishop and I also studied a tiny bit on Larkin's poetry. Best of luck to us all!

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      LisaCooke97

      Dickinson is off the course next year and since she hasn't been up since 2014 I think there's a good chance she'll be up

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      Santa_7212

      Durcan, Bishop guys

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      EByrne98

      Yeats might come up as an unseen so be careful

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      Hell00o

      True, true, that'd be a slap in the face for us all

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      Jj_6144

      Don't stress about poetry too much, it's worth 50 marks, roughly about 12.5%, the studied text is worth 60 marks so about 15% and the comparative is worth 70 marks so about 17.5%, so focus on them more than poetry, I'm probably just going to study durcan and bishop, no point in stressing 😊

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      AnneMarie_6048

      bishop pleaaseeeee dickinson and durcan are fine too, but bishop is baeeee

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      a0ife_

      Yeats, Eliot, Dickinson and Plath

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      a0ife_

      Yeats, Eliot, Dickinson and Plath

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      PatrickFla

      I know the president and he said that its the hardest paper in the history of the leaving cert ever and no poets come up and you have to write a novel and its really really hard

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      Jj_6144

      Durcan came up😆

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