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Identify Key Content in Both 'War Photographer' and 'Remains' and Explain How They Compare

In this worksheet, students will identify the key themes in both 'War Photographer' and 'Remains' and explain the similarities between the two poems.

'Identify Key Content in Both 'War Photographer' and 'Remains' and Explain How They Compare' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   AQA

Curriculum topic:   Poetry

Curriculum subtopic:   Power and Conflict: 'War Photographer'

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

For this activity, you will need to turn to the poem 'War Photographer' by Carol Ann Duffy and 'Remains' by Simon Armitage. Both poems can be found in 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.

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

In the following questions, you will look at the similarities between the two poems.

 

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

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