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Identify and Compare Key Content in 'Remains' by Simon Armitage and 'War Photographer' by Carol Ann Duffy

In this worksheet, students will identify the key themes in both 'Remains' by Simon Armitage and 'War Photographer' by Carol Ann Duffy and explain the similarities between the two poems.

Worksheet Overview

For this activity, you will need to turn to the poem 'Remains' by Simon Armitage​ and 'War Photographer' by Carol Ann Duffy. Both poems can be found in your anthology.

 

Both poems contain powerful emotions, but what links them the most is that they are both told from the perspective of someone who has had experience of conflict and is facing the consequences of it.

 

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The main themes running throughout the two poems are grief, war, loss, memory, innocence, and violence.

 

In the following questions, you will look at the similarities between the two poems.

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