First World War Poetry Digital Archive

Resources for Students: Key Stage 5

In this area you can find First World War resources to help you study and revise key stage 5 (16 - 18 years).

The Great War Poets: Connections

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This mindmap will help you explore the relationships between the poets, how they were connected, and who they knew. An interactive version of the mindmap can be launched using the free mind mapping software VUE, or viewed statically as an html page or jpeg/png image.

When I'm Killed by Robert Graves

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Here, students are asked to explore secondary source material then place two manuscript variants of Robert Graves' poem 'When I'm Killed' in the order they were written in. An interactive version of the mindmap can be launched using the free mind mapping software VUE, or viewed statically as an html page or jpeg/png image.

An Introduction to WW1 Poetry

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An introduction to First World War poetry based around the theme of 'injury.'

Isaac Rosenberg's 'Break of Day in the Trenches'

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This tutorial is on the poet Isaac Rosenberg, and is based around his poem 'Break of Day in the Trenches'. It is recommended that the tutorial Introduction to WWI Poetry is studied first as this will help put Rosenberg into perspective with his contemporaries.

Wilfred Owen and Classical Allusion

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A pathway guiding you through some of Wilfred Owen's poems that make use of the classical tradition as a source of imagery and content./p>

Afterwards

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This pathway covers the theme of 'Afterwards,' as well as several further themes ('Disillusionment,' 'Memoirs,' 'Sacrifice'). The main aim of the Pathway is to help you draw connections between works. This is especially useful for those sitting the AQA Unit 6 paper, 'Reading for Meaning.'

Welsh Poet Hedd Wyn

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This pathway provides context for those studying the craft of the film-maker (for the film 'Hedd Wyn' - a set work for study at the Welsh Second Language exam at AS level).