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Apply Your Understanding of Language Techniques to both 'Poppies' and 'War Photographer' and Analyse Their Effect

In this worksheet, students will identify the language techniques used in both 'Poppies' and 'War Photographer' and explain their effect on the reader.

'Apply Your Understanding of Language Techniques to both 'Poppies' and 'War Photographer' and Analyse Their Effect' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   AQA, Pearson Edexcel,

Curriculum topic:   Poetry, Poetry Anthology Collections

Curriculum subtopic:   Power and Conflict: 'Poppies' Conflict: 'Poppies'

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

For this activity, you will need to turn to the poem 'Poppies' by Jane Weir and 'War Photographer' by Carol Ann Duffy. Both poems can be found in the Power and Conflict section of your anthology.

 

Both poems contain powerful emotions, but what links them the most is that they are both told from the perspective of someone not involved in the fighting, but still facing the consequences of it.

 

soldiers            camera

 

The main themes running throughout the poems are grief, war, loss, memory, childhood, innocence and adulthood.

 

In the following questions, you will look at the language techniques used in both poems.

 

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

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