As part of our literature exam revision, we began to look at connections between poems in the Character and Voice poetry cluster. To get us started, we chose a word from a group of cut up headlines and considered which poems relate to it.


After this, we were assigned a theme in pairs and had to begin a comparison of two poems under that theme. We created a poster linked to AO3:

make comparisons and explain links between
texts, evaluating writers’ different ways of
expressing meaning and achieving effects

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It was a useful activity that enabled us to take a closer look at similarities and differences between poems. Here is a list of ‘clusters’ that we have explored: