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Understand and Analyse Language Technique in 'Remains' and 'War Photographer'

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

'Understand and Analyse Language Technique in 'Remains' and 'War Photographer'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   AQA, Pearson Edexcel,

Curriculum topic:   Poetry, Poetry Anthology Collections

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

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

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 the your anthology.

Both poems explore the haunting memories of war, from the perspective of a war photographer and a soldier.




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

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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