These poems are often set in schools and colleges. I wanted to write about them as I have both taught the poems, and marked examinations about them. This summer they were in the anthologies set on the paper I was marking: I wrote this blog to refresh my memory before I began.
There are no correct answers to essay questions about poetry, but the process of analysis and interpretation is a great discipline. These commentaries are meant to show how you can write about poems, not what they mean.