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Dulce et Decorum Est. Wilfred Owen. Word Association. In pairs, with only one of you facing the screen, recite the words on the next slide and make a note of your partner’s response. This response should be instant and instinctive. Words – Set 1. Fight Reality Battle Death Glory War.

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Dulce et decorum est

Dulce et Decorum Est

Wilfred Owen


Word association

Word Association

  • In pairs, with only one of you facing the screen, recite the words on the next slide and make a note of your partner’s response. This response should be instant and instinctive.


Words set 1

Words – Set 1

  • Fight

  • Reality

  • Battle

  • Death

  • Glory

  • War


Now swap seats

Now Swap Seats

  • It is now your partner’s turn to suggest the words.


Words set 2

Words – Set 2

  • Fight

  • Conflict

  • Hero

  • Honour

  • Futility (or pointlessness)

  • War


Report to class

Report to Class

  • Did any of the responses surprise you? Why?

  • Were any words easier to respond to than others? Why?


Sequencing 1

Sequencing 1

  • You should now have a copy of a stanza from the poem in front of you.

  • It is out of sequence.

  • It is up to you to decide on the best order for these lines.


Sequencing 2

Sequencing 2

  • You should now have a copy of the entire poem in front of you.

  • It is out of sequence.

  • It is up to you to decide on the best order for these lines.


Stanza 1

Stanza 1

  • If you have the facilities, you now need to grapple with stanza 1.

  • This involves:

    • Opening ‘Word’, ‘New’ and ‘Dulce’.

    • Choosing words from the drop-down menus.

    • Typing text into greyed gaps.


Annotation

Annotation

  • When you have completed your ‘grappling’ you need to:

    • Print out your finished copy.

    • Annotate the copy, explaining your choices and additions.


Chains

Chains

  • Take a printed copy of the entire poem

  • Or open a copy in ‘Word’.

  • You need to prepare a colour-coded version of the poem for displaying in the classroom.


Chains1

Chains

  • Use the following colour codes to highlight any words that you believe are linked to the relevant abstract noun.

    • Heroism

    • Death

    • Futility

    • Reality


Writing task

Writing Task

  • Choose one of these titles and write a paragraph explaining what you think the poem tells us about it:

    • Heroism

    • Death

    • Futility

    • Reality


Writing task1

Writing Task

  • You have 15 minutes

  • Use proof from the poem to support your ideas

    • Heroism

    • Death

    • Futility

    • Reality


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