Lesson 5: The Poems

Annotate each poem. Indentify:

  • Purpose
  • Theme or Message
  • Technique
  • Effect: How it effectively achieves the purpose or reveals the message

PRESENT:

  • You are to analyse and present your analysis to the class
  • Allocate ONE person in your group per stanza
  • Each person is responsible for identifying language techniques in that stanza and how they are creating meaning in this poem

STEP 1:

Figure out what the poem is about?

  • Owen’s Purpose?
  • Owen’s Pity?
  • Owen’s Passion?
  • Overall thematic concern

STEP 2:

Look at your stanza and s how it tries to bring these ideas across to the reader:

  • How are powerful language techniques to drill in his message – a challenge? An insight? A critique? etc
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