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War Poetry

Discussion in 'English' started by englishteach101, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. englishteach101

    englishteach101 Occasional commenter

    Hi, I'm starting a new topic with year 9 in January on War/Conflict poetry- what are your favourite poems to use? I've got a batch, but wanted some different ideas to keep things fresh.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    War Photographer - Carol Ann Duffy
  3. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    The Horses - Edwin Muir
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  4. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    This was my favourite of 20th Century poetry I did for O level..... loved it...... wonderfully visual poem and always relevant..... and of course involved horses ! Great choice @aspensquiver
  5. MissHallEnglish

    MissHallEnglish Occasional commenter Forum guide and community helper

    War Photographer is a fave of mine. I also like to teach Suicide in the Trenches. Got some free resources on these that you can download if they take your fancy.
  6. englishteach101

    englishteach101 Occasional commenter

    Lovely! Thanks for your pointers, it'll be nice to breathe a bit of new life with some recommendations.

    @cate_h, will check your resources out now, thanks!
  7. gruoch

    gruoch Established commenter

    Buy Christopher Marin's anthology 'War Poems' - the students' book. You can get it used for 1p from Amazon. I wouldn't be without it.
  8. gruoch

    gruoch Established commenter

    ('New contributor' What!)
  9. englishteach101

    englishteach101 Occasional commenter

    Lovely suggestion, I ordered this anthology last night and I'm looking forward to looking through it.

    Thank you for all your help!
  10. englishtt06

    englishtt06 Occasional commenter

    The outgoing GCSE has a great anthology on conflict with a good range of modern and traditional poems regarding conflict (obviously!), some specifically about warfare. It might be a good place to start as there are LOTS of resources for them, and only a few have been retained in the new specifications.
  11. englishteach101

    englishteach101 Occasional commenter

    Which board? I've been given an old Edexel anthology which has some good poems so it might be the same one you're referring to.

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