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Compare the Language in 'Remains' by Simon Armitage and 'War Photographer' by Carol Ann Duffy

In this worksheet, students will compare the key language techniques in 'Remains' by Simon Armitage and 'War Photographer' by Carol Ann Duffy and analyse their effects.

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 explore the haunting memories of war, one from the perspective of a soldier and the other, a war photographer.

 

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

 

In the following questions, you will look at the language techniques used in both poems.

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