Comparison between Tennyson and Byron GCSE Conflict Anthology poems

Last updated: 15/11/2023
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GCSE English Literature Conflict Anthology poetry. A resource designed to help students make comparisons between Tennyson and Byron's poems.

Comparing "The Destruction of Sennacherib" by Lord Byron and "The Charge of the Light Brigade" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

This helpful resource supports students with a close analysis and comparison of the two poems,. Focusing closely on key aspects of similarity and difference, students can construct a clear line of argument in response to GCSE English Literature exam questions on these two poems. 

With supportive analytical comments in some of the grid boxes to help students shape their responses. 


A sample from the resource:

Using the grid below, note how each poem is similar or different. Give specific examples.

The context/background – which historical conflicts do these poets describe? What is the setting of each poem?

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