History – Revision Notes

Image: West Sands, St. Andrews © Welcome to Scotland

Excerpt From History by John Burnside

St Andrews: West Sands; September 2001
     as we flew the kites
- the sand spinning off in ribbons along the beach
and that gasoline smell from Leuchars gusting across
the golf links;
               the tide far out
and quail-grey in the distance;
jogging, or stopping to watch
as the war planes cambered and turned
in the morning light - 
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Another Sample Essay on Human Relationships

Image: © Ivi Pivetta

This essay is on the same question as Ella’s (Compare the ways in which the poets explore human relationships), but is about two different poems – Eat Me by Patience Agbabi and Material by Ros Barber. My teacher said that the comparison between the poems in this essay (AO4) was strong.

Click here to download the essay (PDF).

~ Beth