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Identify Key Themes in 'Winter Swans'

In this worksheet, students will test their understanding of key themes in 'Winter Swans' (part of the Love and Relationships cluster of the GCSE poetry anthology).

'Identify Key Themes in 'Winter Swans'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   AQA

Curriculum topic:   Poetry

Curriculum subtopic:   Love and Relationships: 'Winter Swans'

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Want to revise some key themes in 'Winter Swans'?


You've come to the right place!


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To quickly recap: the poem is about a couple who have drifted apart, getting closer after seeing a pair of swans do a mating dance. So themes of nature, natural instinct, love and calmness are all present (and waiting to be detected) in the poem!


The activity set-up will be quite straightforward. You'll get a quote - just identify the theme that you think is being presented.





It'll help if you write down whatever new or important information you learn along the way! 


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


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