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Explore Context in 'Winter Swans'

In this worksheet, students will learn to explore the context in 'Winter Swans' and understand Sheers' own background.

'Explore Context 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'

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Worksheet Overview

Always wanted to practise your understanding of context in 'Winter Swans'?


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Well, you've come to the right place! 



This activity is quite simple. We're going to be looking at the background of the poem, the themes of Sheers' other poems and the meaning behind his anthology 'Skirrid Hill' (which was what 'Winter Swans' was published under)



As you complete this activity, jot down some important facts that you notice along the way. It'll be really helpful for your exam revision.





Just a reminder: context is the background, environment and setting of a poem. 


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



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