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Identify Key Content in Both 'Tissue' and 'Ozymandias' and Explain How They Compare.

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

'Identify Key Content in Both 'Tissue' and 'Ozymandias' and Explain How They Compare.' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   AQA

Curriculum topic:   Poetry

Curriculum subtopic:   Power and Conflict: 'Tissue'

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Both ‘Tissue’ by Imtiaz Dharker and ‘Ozymandias’ by Percy Shelley, show the power of time and how nothing can defy it. The writer of 'Tissue' considers the idea that buildings, built to withstand time, are instead made of paper or "living tissue" and even "skin". Similarly, in ‘Ozymandias’, Shelley immediately reminds the reader of the power of time by referring to the "antique land", which creates images of ruinous cities overcome by nature. 



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The main themes running throughout the poems are time, power, nature, memory, innocence, and destruction.


In the following questions, you will compare 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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