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4 war poetry questions

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4 war poetry questions

  1. 1. Sample Questions <br />Pre-<br />1914 War Poetry <br />
  2. 2. 1. Compare two poems from the pre-1914 selection which tell of horrifying experiences in wartime. Which poem are you more impressed with and why?<br />You may wish to consider:<br />what each poem is about<br />how words and phrases are used<br />the horrifying situations described<br />reasons why you have been impressed<br />as well as any ideas of your own.<br />
  3. 3. 2. Read again A Wife in London by Thomas Hardy.This poem concentrates on a woman left behind at home during wartime and the effect that war has on her.Compare the poem with one other poem from the pre-1914 selection, which shows the effect of war on people other than soldiers.<br />
  4. 4. 3. In the poem The Battle of Blenheim, Robert Southey uses simple language to tell the story of the battle. Compare this poem with one other poem from the pre-1914 selection which also uses language in an interesting way.<br />You may wish to consider:<br />what each poem is about<br />how words and phrases are used<br />how the events and characters are made interesting<br />As well as any ideas of your own.<br />
  5. 5. 4. Look again at War by Edgar Wallace. This poem concentrates on the tragic after-effects of battle. Compare this poem with one other poem from the pre-1914 selection which considers a different aspect of war. You should look closely at the language used <br />

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