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    Firstly, we've been looking at the anthlology for about two years now. Yep thats right looking at it. Its now come to the point where I'm like exactley a month away from taking my exams and I dont even know what poems we're meant to be learning. I've looked in my CGP revision guide thing and theres 31 flippin poems!! Do they seriously expect us to learn all 31?? Or do we have to learn a few selected peoms that we pick for the exams?? Anyone doing AQA English Literature.. help please!!??

    I did AQA English Lit last year and only learned:
    Havisham, Anne Hathaway, Before You Were Mine, Stealing
    Kid, Homecoming, Mother Any Distance, Hitcher
    Pre 1914s:
    The Laboratory, My Last Duchess, Sonnet 130, On my First Sonne

    I was in top set and I'm guessing this are the higher poems. If you're aiming for a C/D you do a different set with some of the poems above , and if you're aiming below that you a different set from the anthology

    Do you not have marked in your anthology the ones you're learning? Do they not have information written on them?

    There's gonna be a couple poems in the exam but we don't know which ones are gonna come up so we have to learn, or rather, remember the tone, mood, rhythm etc. of all of them :facepalm:

    The examiners can only set questions from a list of 12 key poems(relevant to the poets you are studying), which can be found here:

    I would suggest focussing on all of these, before looking at any other poems that compare well with them.

    It is possible to know only these 12 poems and do very well on this paper.
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