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Apply your Understanding and Analyse the Language in the Poem 'War Photographer'

In this worksheet, students will apply their understanding of the key quotes in the poem and analyse the language devices used.

'Apply your Understanding and Analyse the Language in the Poem 'War Photographer'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   Pearson Edexcel, AQA,

Curriculum topic:   Poetry Anthology Collections, Poetry

Curriculum subtopic:   Conflict: 'War Photographer' Power and Conflict: 'War Photographer'

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

For this activity, you will need to turn to the poem 'War Photographer' by Carol Anne Duffy, which can be found in your anthology.




This poem explores the life of a war photographer, who takes pictures of conflicts for British newspapers. The poem takes us inside the man's thoughts and work, creating a sense of the brutality of war and the indifference (not caring) of those who live in comfort. War photographers are real people who risk their lives to take pictures of conflict - they help us visualise the horrors of war across the world.


In the following questions, you will be asked to analyse the language used in the poem.


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

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