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Evaluate the Language Techniques Used in the Poem 'Tissue' by Imtiaz Dharker

In this worksheet, students will evaluate the language devices used in the poem 'Tissue' by Imtiaz Dharker. They will also gain an understanding of the wider context of the poem.

'Evaluate the Language Techniques Used in the Poem 'Tissue' by Imtiaz Dharker' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   AQA

Curriculum topic:   Poetry

Curriculum subtopic:   Power and Conflict: 'Tissue'

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

For this activity, you will need to turn to the poem 'Tissue' by Imtiaz Dharker, which can be found in the Power and Conflict section of your Anthology.





The speaker in this poem uses tissue paper as an extended metaphor for life. She considers how paper can 'alter things' and refers to the soft thin paper of religious books, in particular, the Qur'an. There are also real-life references to other lasting uses we have for paper in our lives such as maps, receipts and architectural drawings. Each of these items is connected to important aspects of life: journeys, money and home. These examples demonstrate how important but also how fragile paper is.


In the following questions, you will be asked to evaluate the language devices 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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