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Explore the Use of Language in the Poem 'Summer Images'

In this worksheet, students will read an extract from the poem 'Summer Images' by John Clare and analyse how he uses language to explore the key themes of the text.

'Explore the Use of Language in the Poem 'Summer Images'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 7 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Understand Meaning

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Worksheet Overview

Writers choose words to create a particular atmosphere.


Read this extract from 'Summer Images' by John Clare and answer the questions in the activity.




summer woodland


Me not the noise of brawling pleasure cheers,

In nightly revels or in city streets;

But joys which soothe, and not distract the ears,

That one at leisure meets

In the green woods, and meadows summer-shorn,

Or fields, where bee-fly greets

The ear with mellow horn.




The green-swathed grasshopper, on treble pipe,

Sings there, and dances, in mad-hearted pranks;

There bees go courting every flower that's ripe,

On baulks and sunny banks;

And droning dragon-fly, on rude bassoon,

Attempts to give God thanks In no discordant tune.




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