To develop an understanding of the poem • To develop awareness of how contrast is used in poetry. Aims: C ontent A ttitude Atmosphere or T echnique Key Skills: Communication Working with others Improving own learning and performance S uccess
Biography • Born: 18 March 1893 – Oswestry, Shropshire • Language Tutor - France • Volunteered: October 1915 • May 1917 – Diagnosed with Shell Shock • October 1918 - Earned Military Cross • Died: 4 November 1918 – Ors Battlefield Wilfred Owen
Orison Mockeries Bugles Pallor Hasty Shrill pall Cloth laid on a coffin High-pitched noise Paleness A prayer Brass instrument used to give military signals Hurried Ceremonies which are insulting Content Match the words to their meanings
Techniques • Highlight every word or phrase with violent, warlike associations. • Highlight every example of onomatopoeia or any word referring to sounds. • Highlight any similes or metaphors that appeal to you. • Explain how these phrases add to the overall effect of the poem
Attitude • In this poem, Owen asks what is done to mark the deaths of soldiers who die on the battlefield. • Compile a table showing what Owen shows us is usually done to mark someone’s death and the wartime equivalent.
Organising the Text • This poem is presented to you as one stanza. • How would you rather split it? • Into two stanzas? • Three? Give reasons for your answers.
Success • Write a paragraph giving your view of the poem. Remember: Content Attitude Technique