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For this activity, you will need to turn to the poem 'War Photographer' by Carol Ann Duffy and 'Remains' by Simon Armitage. Both poems can be found in your anthology.


Both poems explore the haunting memories of war, from the perspective of a war photographer and a soldier.



The main themes running throughout the poems are grief, war, loss, memory, innocence, and violence.

In the following questions, you will compare and evaluate the ideas expressed in both poems.


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 Carol Ann Duffy, ‘War Photographer’ and Simon Armitage, 'Remains'