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.