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Compare Two Poetry Texts

In this worksheet, students will compare two poems with similar topics but with different contexts.

'Compare Two Poetry Texts' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 7 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Make Critical Text Comparisons

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Read this poem by Lewis Carroll, 'The Crocodile'. It was written in 1865.


The Crocodile

How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!

How cheerfully he seems to grin
How neatly spreads his claws,
And welcomes little fishes in,
With gently smiling jaws!



A cartoon crocodile.


Now read this contemporary poem about a pet bat.


Bats, not Cats

My pet bat is called Tom.
He's so cool, he's the bomb.
Friends tell me to just get a cat
But no cute kitty compares to my pet bat.

Tom listens to all my worries
Before flying into the night
He is always there for me
He leaves me smiling and takes away my strife.


A bat.


Now let's have a go at comparing them.


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