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Evaluate and Compare the Writer's Ideas in Both 'Remains' by Simon Armitage and 'War Photographer' by Carol Ann Duffy

In this worksheet, students will compare the ideas expressed in both poems and evaluate the effectiveness of language.

'Evaluate and Compare the Writer's Ideas in Both 'Remains' by Simon Armitage and 'War Photographer' by Carol Ann Duffy' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

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'

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

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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 compare and evaluate the ideas expressed 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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