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Verse 2021 - Leaving Cert English Ordinary Level Poetry - ebook only


This innovative new poetry anthology for Ordinary Level contains a full exam-style question for every poem, comprehensively preparing students to answer their poetry section with confidence.

*** Ebook works on ALL computers (desktop and laptop) and devices (including iPads and Android tablets) ***


The exam is not the same, so the book is not the same! Other anthologies recycle Higher Level notes and use Higher Level-style questions. Verse Ordinary Level was written for the Ordinary Level paper.

  • Contains all of the poetry prescribed for the 2021 Ordinary Level examination.
  • Features a clear, A4 layout, with bright, colourful imagery. 
  • Glossary of poetic terms gives clear explanations to refer back to when needed.
  • A short biography for each poet details key events from their life.
  • Pre-reading questions promote discussion and aid understanding.
  • Each poem is accompanied by a key image and a glossary.
  • Understanding sections provide brief summaries and stanza-by-stanza or line-by-line guides.
  • Exploring sections analyse language and imagery, tone and theme.
  • Responding sections for each poem feature a poetic techniques table, comprehending questions and a full exam-style question.
  • Exam advice sections provide useful information on preparing for and answering on prescribed and unseen poetry, including sample answers and analysis.
  • Unseen poetry section offers a variety of fresh poems to practise answering.