Afterwards: Wilfred Owen - 'The Send Off'
Wilfred Owen - 'The Send Off'
Focus on the following lines:
'Shall they return to beating of great bells
In wild train-loads?
A few, a few, too few for drums and yells,
May creep back, silent, to village wells,
Up half-known roads.'
What does Owen suggest will happen to survivors?
How does he use language to make this explicit?
How is contrast used here?
This Pathway is to be used for revision purposes, predominantly. Whilst the over-arching theme is ‘Afterwards,’ several further themes ('Disillusionment,' 'Memoirs,' 'Sacrifice') emerge and pupils should be encouraged to explore these.
The main aim of the Pathway is to enable pupils to draw connections between works. This is especially useful for those sitting the AQA Unit 6 paper, ‘Reading for Meaning.’ They should also be encouraged to analyse literature of different forms (poetry & prose), focusing on how the pieces fit in to literary tradition / the canon.
The tasks relating to the various sources are listed within the ‘Page Details’ section of the page. Feel free to add to these where necessary.
Created by Hannah.