This is a handout that guides through the analysis and close-reading of IGCSE poetry tested on the IGCSE English Literature exams.
This handout covers the following poem:
'Neutral Tones' by Thomas Hardy
The handout includes:
- an introduction with biographical and contextual information about the author
- the poem text with a glossary of key vocabulary
- detailed comprehension, analysis and close-reading questions.
- additional information about Hardy and Modernist poetry.
- an answer key with detailed answers for the comprehension and analysis questions.