Journey by Patricia Grace

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UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS General Certificate of Education Advanced Subsidiary Level and Advanced Level

LITERATURE IN ENGLISH Paper 3 Poetry and Prose Additional Materials:
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4 WILLIAM WORDSWORTH: Selected Poems 3 Either (a) Wordsworth wrote about ‘spots of time’, key moments in life when ‘our minds/Are nourished and invisibly repaired’. With reference to two poems, discuss ways in which Wordsworth writes about such moments. (b) Comment closely on the language, tone and content of the following poem. To the Cuckoo O blithe New-comer! I have heard, I hear thee and rejoice: O Cuckoo! shall I call thee Bird, Or but a wandering Voice? While I am lying on the grass, I hear thy restless shout: From hill to hill it seems to pass, About, and all about! To me, no Babbler with a tale Of sunshine and of flowers, Thou tellest, Cuckoo! in the vale Of visionary hours. Thrice welcome, Darling of the Spring! Even yet thou art to me No Bird; but an invisible Thing, A voice, a mystery. The same whom in my School-boy days I listened to; that Cry Which made me look a thousand ways; In bush, and tree, and sky. To seek thee did I often rove Through woods and on the green; And thou wert still a hope, a love; Still longed for, never seen! And I can listen to thee yet; Can lie upon the plain And listen, till I do beget That golden time again. O blessed Bird! the earth we pace Again appears to be An unsubstantial, faery place; That is fit home for Thee! 25 5

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