S3 – Dulce/ Albion Summary Notes

The main events are…Dulce et Decorum est…Owen’s poem…Beginning in…We are dropped straight into…The trenches of the first world war form…We are asked to consider.. (1) The trenches of the first world war form the setting for Owen’s poem, whereas Armitage uses his home country. The first tells the story of a gas attack on a British trench, the latter the expectation and aftermath of armed … Continue reading S3 – Dulce/ Albion Summary Notes

Dulce et Decorum est/ Albion – Introductions

It feels like we’re getting a bit muddled with our introductions (and I take my share of responsibility for that), so I’m just going to add a couple of example introductions to, hopefully, spark your own off. I don’t want to see these reproduced in your jotters but if you choose to use some of the more interesting vocabulary I certainly wouldn’t complain. Introduction 1. … Continue reading Dulce et Decorum est/ Albion – Introductions

Albion by Simon Armitage

I was a boy soldier, back when grenades were pine conesand guns were sticks. I played Churchill’s speeches, fought on the beaches as Vera Lynnsang from the white cliffs, and I dreamed the dream of a hero’s welcome, of flags and buntinglining the streets, of drinking for free in every bar, of beautiful women with open armsand white cotton sheets. But instead of klaxons and … Continue reading Albion by Simon Armitage