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Refer to the poem 'Winter Swans' in your anthology.


Here's a quick recap of the poem: Written by Owen Sheers, this poem is about a couple who decide to take a walk in the park after two days of heavy rain. Their relationship is rocky, but they begin to find themselves reconciling when they see two swans doing a mating dance.


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This activity should help you revise some key quotes and help deepen your understanding of the poem. In the following questions, you'll be given a quote from the poem, and you'll need to identify the poet's meaning behind the quote.


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It may be helpful to write the quotes down as you do this exercise so you can try and remember them for the future!


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

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The quotations/text used in this exercise are from the copyrighted works of Owen Sheers, 'Winter Swans'.