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Evaluate Language and Techniques in the Poem 'Storm on the Island' by Seamus Heaney

In this worksheet, students will evaluate language and techniques in the poem 'Storm on the Island' by Seamus Heaney.

'Evaluate Language and Techniques in the Poem 'Storm on the Island' by Seamus Heaney' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   AQA

Curriculum topic:   Poetry

Curriculum subtopic:   Power and Conflict: 'Storm on the Island'

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Have you ever had a windy walk to school, to the shops or even to a mate's house? 

Well, the islanders in this poem take having a bad day to a whole new level - grab your Power and Nature anthology and let's find out what happens.


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The poem 'Storm on the Island' was written by the Northern Irish poet Seamus Heaney in 1966.

Heaney won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995 and died in 2013.


The poet describes a community of islanders who prepare themselves for a storm and think they are safe - do they have a surprise coming!

  The storm is much more powerful than the islanders expect and they soon become terrified as it wrecks their homes and threatens their lives.


In this activity, we are going to look at how to evaluate language and techniques in the poem.

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