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Describe and Explain the Key Contextual Features of the Poem 'Tissue' by Imtiaz Dharker

In this worksheet, students will describe the context of the poem 'Tissue' and explain its significance.

'Describe and Explain the Key Contextual Features of the Poem 'Tissue' by Imtiaz Dharker' 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

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.


Imtiaz Dharker is a poet and film maker, she has Pakistani origins and was raised in Glasgow. A great number of her poems look at issues such as religion, terrorism and global politics/identity. As a result her work can be difficult to grasp.

The poem is written from the point of view of someone today looking out at the conflict and troubles of the modern world; destruction, war and politics, money and wealth as well as issues like terrorism and identity.




In the following questions, you will be asked about the context of 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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