'Aftermath' by Siegfried Sassoon: A Poetry Lesson Plan from Education Umbrella

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A passionate and articulate critic of the First World War, Siegfried Sassoon remains one of the conflict's foremost poets. Described as having possessed 'suicidal' bravery, he received the Military Cross for his actions on the Western Front.

This lesson plan looks at Sassoon's use of abstract and concrete nouns, similes and other poetic devices. It ends with students answering an exam-style essay question.

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Subjects Covered:
  • English 1st Language
  • • Poetry

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  • to understand the context in which Sassoon wrote the poem
  • to understand the difference between concrete nouns and abstract nouns and identify these in the poem
  • to identify the powerful adjectives and verbs
  • to analyse the similies and other poetic devices
  • to answer an essay question about the poem

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