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

In this worksheet, students will evaluate the writer's ideas in both 'Remains' by Simon Armitage and 'War Photographer' by Carol Ann Duffy. They will look at the writers' intentions in both poems and find the similarities between the two. An exam style question will also be used to consolidate knowledge.

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.




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


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

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