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Explore How Themes Develop in the Poem 'Exposure' by Wilfred Owen

In this worksheet, students will explore how themes develop in the poem 'Exposure' by Wilfred Owen.

'Explore How Themes Develop in the Poem 'Exposure' by Wilfred Owen' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   AQA, Pearson Edexcel,

Curriculum topic:   Poetry, Poetry Anthology Collections

Curriculum subtopic:   Power and Conflict: 'Exposure' Conflict: 'Exposure'

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

How can we explore how themes develop in the poem 'Exposure?'


Let's think about that...


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Wilfred Owen was a soldier and poet who fought in WWI.  He was shot and killed just one week before the end of the war! His mum was told that he had been killed on the day that WWI ended - how sad is that? 


Owen wrote a lot of poetry about the war - he wanted to tell everyone at home how terrible it really was for the poor soldiers who fought and died for their country. 

We are going to look at how themes develop in the poem 'Exposure' - sometimes it can be very graphic because he described war as the soldiers really saw it.


Can you now grab your Power and Conflict anthology to help you, and a pen and paper to make notes?


We'll be looking at these themes:

The power of nature

Loss and absence

The reality of conflict 

The effects of conflict


So, when you're ready - let's make a start!

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