- Subject(s):English Literature
- Author(s): Cambridge International Examinations
- Available from: October 2014
This series contains poetry and prose anthologies composed of writers from across the English-speaking world.
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Songs of Ourselves 2: Cambridge International Examinations Anthology of Poetry in English is a brand new selection which follows on from the very successful Songs of Ourselves. The two volumes together now present an even wider range of poetry covering four centuries, every continent, subject matter from the cradle to the grave and a great variety of language, form and style. Parts of the book are set for study in Cambridge IGCSE®, Cambridge O Level, and Cambridge International AS and A Level Literature in English syllabuses, but it is designed for readers of all ages and backgrounds.
Like the first volume, it contains work by more than 100 poets from all parts of the English speaking world.
Famous poets, from Shakespeare to Les Murray, are once again mixed with many new and lesser known voices to create fresh and interesting effects and contrasts.
Poems have been carefully chosen for their universal appeal, avoiding anything very obscure or hard to interpret. Brief glosses are supplied where necessary to help with more difficult words, phrases and references.
The poems are arranged in broad thematic sections, allowing many different connections to be made, which will stir the interest of students and readers, inspiring them to explore the rich and ever expanding world of poetry in English.
- PART 1: Love and Family
- PART 2: Birds, Beasts, and the Weather
- PART 3: Travel, Migration, and Society
- PART 4: Love, Wisdom, and Age
- Part 5: War, Sleep, and Death
- Index of First Lines.
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