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Reading Poetry: 'The General'

In this worksheet, students read the poem 'The General' by Siegfried Sassoon, and answer questions to show their understanding of the text.

'Reading Poetry: 'The General'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Check Understanding

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Read this short poem by Siegfried Sassoon:

 

 

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The General

‘Good-morning; good-morning!’ the General said 
When we met him last week on our way to the line. 
Now the soldiers he smiled at are most of ’em dead, 
And we’re cursing his staff for incompetent swine. 
‘He’s a cheery old card,’ grunted Harry to Jack
As they slogged up to Arras with rifle and pack.

But he did for them both by his plan of attack.

 

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Now answer the following questions on the poem. If you need to read it again as you go through the worksheet, you can click on the Help button.

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