AQA GCSE Power and Conflict Poetry
Below, you’ll find a full list of poems for the AQA English Literature GCSE Power and Conflict Poetry cluster. Remember that these poems need to be learned in detail, with a focus on how they relate to the themes of ‘power’ and ‘conflict’ — try to think deeply about the messages on these themes that are present in each one.
There's a selection of downloadable documents of the poems (I'll be adding to these regularly), covering the following topics:
- STORY / SUMMARY
- SPEAKER / VOICE
- LANGUAGE FEATURES
- FORM / STRUCTURE
*This course will continue to be updated.
PreviewPower and Conflict Cluster Anthology List
Start'My Last Duchess' - Robert Browning
Start'Storm on the Island' - Seamus Heaney
Start'Storm on the Island' - Essay Question, Plan and Notes
Start'War Photographer' - Carol Ann Duffy
Start'Ozymandias' - Percy Bysshe Shelley
Start'Charge Of The Light Brigade' - Alfred Lord Tennyson
StartExtract from 'The Prelude' - William Wordsworth
Start'London' - William Blake
Start'Bayonet Charge' - Ted Hughes
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