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Compare Content in 'Before You Were Mine' and Other Poems

In this worksheet, the student will begin to think about comparing the poem 'Before You Were Mine' to other poems. The activity will allow the student to begin practising forming content-based links between poems.

'Compare Content in 'Before You Were Mine' and Other Poems' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   AQA

Curriculum topic:   Poetry

Curriculum subtopic:   Love and Relationships: 'Before You Were Mine'

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Want to begin to revise your comparative skills between 'Before You Were Mine' and other poems within the Love and Relationships cluster?


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In this activity, we will be jogging your memory by comparing the content of 'Before You Were Mine' with the poems you think fit best out of the options you get given. 


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








You can definitely think of any other themes which you think Duffy 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!


You should always refer to your own text when working through these examples.  These quotations are for reference only.

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