The poem appeared in the recent Edexcel IGCSE English Literature exam. This sound file is my give back note session prepared for the possibility of a Covid19-forced early half term.
A page from my onenote folder is available here If you can see it : hooray.
The poem is below.
[…] The similar poem set in the Jan 2020 ELit paper is discussed here: The Concerned Adolescent: notes […]
This is one of the most horrendous pieces of writing I have ever come across. It is extraordinarily lazy, ugly and obvious. I looked up the author and was depressed to see that she is in fact not only over 16 years old, but is a respected poet. This is bizarre.
What the hell is going on when such low grade drivel is being espoused as art by our education system? Its utterly baffling.