Title Study and Revise for AS/A-level: New Selected Poems, 1966-1987
Author Seamus Heaney
ISBN 9781471853951
List price GBP 8.99
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 112
Book size 203 X 267 mm
Publishing year 2016
Original publisher Hodder Education
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Enable students to achieve their best grade in AS/A-level English Literature with this year-round course companion; designed to instil in-depth textual understanding as students read, analyse and revise Seamus Heaney: Selected Poems throughout the course.


This Study and Revise guide:

  • Increases students’ knowledge of Seamus Heaney: Selected Poems as they progress through the detailed commentary and contextual information written by experienced teachers and examiners
  • Develops understanding of characterisation, themes, form, structure and language, equipping students with a rich bank of textual examples to enhance their coursework and exam responses
  • Builds critical and analytical skills through challenging, thought-provoking questions and tasks that encourage students to form their own personal responses to the text
  • Extends learning and prepares students for higher-level study by introducing critical viewpoints, comparative references to other literary works and suggestions for independent research
  • Helps students maximise their exam potential using clear explanations of the Assessment Objectives, sample student answers and examiner insights
  • Improves students’ extended writing techniques through targeted advice on planning and structuring a successful essay.



Using this guide


Chapter 1: The Poems and poem commentaries

From Death of a Naturalist (1966)

From Door into the Dark (1969)

From Wintering Out (1972)

From Stations (1975)

From North (1975)

From Field Work (1979)

From Sweeney Astray (1983)

From Station Island (1984)

From The Haw Lantern (1987)


Chapter 2: Themes

Chapter 3: The poet’s methods

Chapter 4: Contexts

Chapter 5: Working with the text

Assessment Objectives and skills

Building skills 1: Structuring your writing

Building skills 2: Analysing texts in detail

Top quotations


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Taking it further


Target Audience:

This textbook is written for the latest Cambridge International AS & A Level English Literature.

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