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Evaluate and Compare the Writer's Ideas in both 'Checking Out Me History' and 'London'

In this worksheet, students will compare the ideas expressed in both poems 'Checking Out Me History' and 'London' and evaluate their effectiveness.

'Evaluate and Compare the Writer's Ideas in both 'Checking Out Me History' and 'London'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   AQA

Curriculum topic:   Poetry

Curriculum subtopic:   Power and Conflict: 'Checking Out Me History'

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

For this activity, you will need to turn to the poem 'Checking Out Me History' by John Agard and  'London' by William Blake. Both poems can be found in the Power and Conflict section of your anthology.

 


Both 'Checking Out Me History' and 'London' are poems that express the poet's anger towards the misuse of power by those with authority, but the main difference is that while Agard presents a solution, Blake does not, showing how they have different viewpoints on the possibility of change. Both poems create a sense of unfairness to those who are less powerful or wealthy and show that the place where you live can have a huge impact on your happiness. 


In the following questions, you will compare and evaluate the ideas expressed in both poems.
 

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You should always refer to your own text when working through these examples.  These quotations are for reference only.

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