Revising Conflict Poetry

In class we won’t be looking at the Conflict Cluster until the end of the half term but that doesn’t mean you can just forget about the poems. Here’s a list of things you can be doing:

  • Reread the poems and your notes – the better you know the text the easily it will be to a) remember the poem, b) write about the poems and c) choose the poems for comparison.
  • Reread the old blog posts on Conflict Poetry.
  • Reread model answers. Here’s one on The Yellow Palm and Mametz Wood.

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  • Produce quick venn diagrams comparing key language, structure and form features of 2 poems.

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  • Purchase a revision guide – try Amazon/WH Smith for a CGP guide/York Notes Guide/Collins Revision Guide.
  • Use the internet as there are some wonderful revision sites/guides out there that other schools have produced: BBC BitesizeWildern English Blog PostHolbrook High Resources. The list is endless, simply Google – Conflict Poetry Revision.
  • Watch the hundreds of videos on YouTube.
  • Write your own questions, plan a response or even write a full response – you never know one might come up!
  • Plan a response or answer the following questions:
  1. Compare how the results of war are shown in Futility and one other poem.
  2. Compare how conflict is presented in The Charge of the Light Brigade and one other poem.
  3. Compare how the consequences of conflict are presented in Mametz Wood and one other poem.
  4. Compare how the poets express their opinions about war in Mametz Wood and one other poem.
  5. Compare how the poets present ideas about conflict from different perspectives in Hawk Roosting and one other poem.
  6. Compare how attitudes to conflict are shown in The Charge of the Light Brigade and one other poem.
  7. Compare how attitudes to war are presented in next to of course god america i and one other poem.
  8. Compare the ideas and attitudes shown to war in The Yellow Palm and one other poem.
  9. Compare how divisions in society are presented in At the Border, 1979 and one other poem.
  10. Compare how individual experiences are conveyed in Poppies and one other poem.
  11. Compare how feelings of helplessness are presented in Out of the Blue and one other poem.
  12. Compare how patriotism is presented in next to of course god america i and one other poem.
  13. Compare how individual experiences of conflict are explored in Bayonet Charge and one other poem.
  14. Compare how the reality of battles is presented in Bayonet Charge and one other poem.
  15. Compare how poets use natural images in Hawk Roosting and one other poem.
  16. Compare how the causes of conflict are presented in next to of course god america i and one other poem.
  17. Compare how the effects of conflict are presented in Out of the Blue and one other poem.
  18. Compare how poets use form to effect in Belfast Confetti and one other poem.

Get revising!

Miss O

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  2. […] You could use the internet to develop your understanding of poems you feel less confident with – Conflict Revision Post. […]

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