Power and Conflict Poetry

You will find links here to all the posts I have written about AQA’s GCSE English Literature Power and Conflict poetry from their ‘Past and Present’ Anthology. You will see that most have two parts. The first is often (but not always) dedicated to context, form and structure. The second is largely dedicated to language and imagery.

Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley (Part I)
Ozymandias (Part II) by Percy Bysshe Shelley
London (Part I) by William Blake
London (Part II) by William Blake
The Prelude: Stealing The Boat (Part I) by William Wordsworth
The Prelude: Stealing The Boat (Part II) by William Wordsworth
My Last Duchess (Part I) by Robert Browning
My Last Duchess (Part II) by Robert Browning
The Charge of the Light Brigade (Part I) by Alfred Lord Tennyson
The Charge of the Light Brigade (Part II) by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Exposure (Part I) by Wilfred Owen
Exposure (Part II) by Wilfred Owen
Storm on the Island (Part I) by Seamus Heaney
Storm on the Island (Part 2) by Seamus Heaney
Bayonet Charge (Part I) by Ted Hughes
Bayonet Charge (Part II) by Ted Hughes
Remains (Part I) by Simon Armitage
Remains (Part II) by Simon Armitage
Poppies by Jane Weir
War Photographer by Carol Ann Duffy
Tissue by Imtiaz Dharker
The Emigrée by Carol Rumens
Kamikaze by Beatrice Garland
Checking Out Me History by John Agard

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