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Published: 03/06/2019
KS4 | Poetry
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Exploring 'The Destruction of Sennacherib' by Lord Byron

A series of tasks for the poem 'The Destruction of Sennacherib' by Lord Byron, including a focus on techniques and effects. Suggested answers included. Students answer the following questions:

  1. What is the context of this poem?
  2. Write a short summary of the poem.
  3. What main themes are covered in this poem?
  4. Find a quotation to represent each of the following techniques and explain the effect of the technique: simile, anaphora, alliteration, caesura.
  5. What other poems from the anthology could this be compared with and why?
  6. Which key quotations could be memorised for the exam?
   

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