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For this activity, you will need to turn to the poem 'Kamikaze' by Beatrice Garland, which can be found in the Power and Conflict section of your Anthology.




The poem tells the story of a Japanese kamikaze pilot who failed to carry out his suicide mission and instead returned home in dishonour. The poem includes the perspective of his daughter, imagining how she told the story in turn to her own children.


The main themes of the poem include Conflict, Patriotism, Nature and Memories.


In the following questions, you will be asked about the poet presents these key themes and evaluate their effectiveness. 


You should always refer to your own text when working through these examples. These quotations are for reference only.

10 questions
The quotations/text used in this exercise are from the copyrighted works of Beatrice Garland, 'Kamikaze' and Beatrice Garland, 'Kamikaze'