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Explore how Themes Develop in the Poem 'Storm on the Island' by Seamus Heaney

In this worksheet, students will explore how themes develop in the poem 'Storm on the Island' by Seamus Heaney.

'Explore how Themes Develop in the Poem 'Storm on the Island' by Seamus Heaney' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   AQA

Curriculum topic:   Poetry

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

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Worksheet Overview

How can we explore how themes develop in the poem 'Storm on the Island'?

 

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Seamus Heaney was a Northern Irish poet who won the Noble Prize for Literature in 1995. This poem was written in 1966. He died in 2013.

 

He often wrote about themes such as nature, childhood, and his homeland. 

There was a lot of conflict in Northern Ireland when Heaney was writing.  There was conflict between Catholics and Protestants, as well as Irish Republicans who wanted independence from Britain. 

 We're going to think about how this conflict might be an extended metaphor for the "storm" at the centre of the poem.

 

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

The conflict between nature and man

Fear and helplessness

 

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