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Bayonet Charge Teaching Resources

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Bayonet Charge by Ted Hughes  

(76-slide PowerPoint and 4 worksheets)

Bayonet Charge includes a variety of lessons and activities to help GCSE students understand the imagery, structure and themes of the poem.  Bayonet Charge also contains 4 worksheets which can be used alongside the PowerPoint presentation. 

Activities include:

  • A brief biography of Ted Hughes 
  • Exploration of imagery and how to write about language
  • A written task with a writing frame to assess students’ understanding of how Ted Hughes uses imagery and an exemplar response.
  • Analysis of the use and effect of various poetic techniques. 
  • Structural devices that learners should look for, key words with definitions, a writing task (with framework) and an exemplar response.
  • The themes of the poem explored and consolidation of the poem’s meaning.
  • A mnemonic (HIT POEM) and guidelines for writing a poetry comparison.

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