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Reading Poetry: 'The Soldier'

In this worksheet, students read the poem 'The Soldier' by Rupert Brooke and answer the questions to demonstrate their understanding of the text.

'Reading Poetry: 'The Soldier'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Check Understanding

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Read this World War One poem by Rupert Brooke:

 

 

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The Soldier

 

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

 

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

 

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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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