Conflict Poetry

Comparing Poets' attitudes to conflict


  • Who is narrating the poem?
  • Which conflict were they writing about?
  • What do they want to share?
  • How would you characterize their perspective?
  • How far does this knowledge affect our response to the poems?
  • How do the viewpoints compare?

Your Conclusions

Key Words for the Lesson

Juxtaposition Metaphor

Natural rhythms of speech Powerful language

Full rhyme

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