CISCE has reduced the syllabus of English for the ISC or Class-XII Year 2022 Examination. In English Paper-2, Literature in English section, students have to read five texts from the prescribed textbook Reverie: A Collection of ISC Poems. The weightage on poetry is 18.75% in the English Paper-2 examination. For more details, refer to the ISC English Syllabus for 2022.
ISC Poetry Syllabus for 2022
For the 2022 ISC examination of English Paper-2, students have to read 5 poems from Reverie. These are:
- The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy
- Birches by Robert Frost
- Crossing the Bar by Alfred Lord Tennyson
- Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold
- We are the Music Makers by Arthur William Edgar O’Shaughnessy
Here you can find the poem guides of all the poems prescribed in the syllabus of 2022. Each guide is meticulously prepared in order to enhance a student’s analytical skills, imagination, and close reading. In the guides, you can find a Summary, In-depth Analysis, Themes, Context, Poetic Devices, and more.
Questions to be asked from Poetry Section
There will be a set of three questions to be asked from Reverie. Out of three questions, students are required to answer only one carrying 15 marks.
To score well in this section, students need to answer the question with part marking. The Long Answer Type questions are generally less-scoring than the one having part marking.
The questions from poetry are mainly analytical. In order to get good marks, one has to develop a better understanding of a text with a special emphasis on the themes, subject matter, and critical interpretation. Not only that, if students wish to opt for a poem from the syllabus in their Project Work carrying 20 marks, it is going to help them greatly.