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Want to begin to revise your comparative skills between 'Winter Swans' and other poems (in the Love and Relationships cluster)?


Thought bubble


In this activity, we will begin jogging your memory by comparing the content of 'Winter Swans' with the poems you best see fit, out of the options given. 


Before we begin, here's a quick list of the key content you could talk about and use to compare with other poems:





Weather (pathetic fallacy)



Romantic love


You can definitely think of any other themes which you think Sheers uses, as long as you have the evidence to show that it is a recurring topic in the poem.


Remember: take your time, as there's no rush and make sure to jot down any explanations which you find helpful!

10 questions
Owen Sheers, 'Winter Swans'
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 'Sonnet 29 - 'I Think of Thee!''
Percy Bysshe Shelley, 'Love's Philosophy' 1822
Lord Byron, 'When We Two Parted' 1824
Thomas Hardy, 'Neutral Tones' 1928
Daljit Nagra, 'Singh Song!'
Cecil-Day Lewis, 'Walking Away' 1972