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Compare Content in 'London' and Other Poems

In this worksheet, students will compare 'London' to other poems. The activity will allow the student to begin practising forming content-based links between poems.

'Compare Content in 'London' and Other Poems' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   AQA, Eduqas, Pearson Edexcel,

Curriculum topic:   Poetry, Poetry 1789 to the Present Day, Poetry Anthology Collections

Curriculum subtopic:   Power and Conflict: 'London' 'London' Time and Place: 'London'

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Want to begin to revise your comparative skills between 'London' and other poems (in the Power and Conflict cluster)?

 

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In this activity, we will be jogging your memory with comparing the content of 'London' with the poems you best see fit out of the options you get given. 

Before we begin, here's a quick list of the key content you could talk about and use to compare with other poems:

Power

Society

Confinement

Class systems

Freedom

Innocence

Metaphor

Present-tense verbs

You can definitely think of any other themes which you think Blake uses, as long as you have the evidence to show that it is a recurring topic in the poem!

Remember: take your time, as there's no rush and make sure to jot down any explanations which you find helpful.

 

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

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