Annotating & analysing poetry + ww1 + wilfred owen
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  • 1. Annotating & Analysing Poetry
  • 2. Annotating Poetry Requires you to think critically about a text It involves: Writing on the page Questioning Clarifying main points It is writing notes on your interpretation of what the author has written.  If your notes are within the context of the poem, you can NEVER be wrong. Use: post-it notes, highlighters and a pencil
  • 3. What to look out for: Imagery Rhyme schemes Sound devices – alliteration, repetition, rhythm, off- rhyme, assonance, onomatopoeia, consonance Figurative language Symbols
  • 4. Annotating Poetry: What to do As you read, highlight key information As your read, make notes in the margin
  • 5. Analysing a poem Analysis is the breaking up of a topic to make it easier to understand It consists of facts and commentaries It is NOT a summary of the text or your annotations, it is NOT a listing of facts and it is NOT random, unsubstantiated conjecture (proposition/statement) Annotations are important when to comes to writing analysis. Your annotations are the evidence that you use to support your statements
  • 6. Poetry Annotation Activity
  • 7. World War 1
  • 8. Quick Background of WW1 Global war centered in Europe began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918 involved all the world's great powers, which were assembled in two opposing alliances more than 70 million military personnel mobilised more than 9 million combatants were killed It was the fifth-deadliest conflict in world history
  • 9. Literature during the War includes poems, novels, drama, diaries, letters, and memoirs over two thousand published poets wrote about and during the war A common subject for fiction in the 1920s and 1930s was the effect of the war, including shell shock and the huge social changes caused by the war
  • 10. WW1 Video
  • 11. Wilfred Owen – Poet & Soldier  One of the leading poets of the First World War  Famous for his shocking, realistic war poetry on the horrors of trenches and gas warfare  Most of his works were published posthumously (after his death)  On 21 October 1915, he enlisted in the Artists' Rifles Officers' Training Corps  Shot and killed only one week before the end of the war on the 4th of November 1918  He uses mostly pararhyme, with a heavy reliance on assonance  Pararhyme: a half-rhyme in which there is vowel variation within the same consonant pattern.