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More Matter Jamie

The following is an essay I’ve written on the poetry of Patrick Kavanagh. I’ve written a very general personal response as opposed to answering a specific question (simply because there haven’t really been any). Patrick Kavanagh is one of my favourite poets and it’s very likely that he will be one of the four poets that will come up on the Leaving Cert English paper this year.

He was on the course last year and he didn’t come up and if memory serves me correctly he was also prescribed the year before and he appeared on the paper. Therefore, I would predict that he will be on this year’s paper – after all Yeats came up in both 2010 and 2011. If he comes up this year, it will undoubtedly be a specific question, rather than a general personal response, but Patrick Kavanagh is the master of ‘making the ordinary…

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