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Wilfred Owen - 'Strange Meeting' (poem only)

Wilfred Owen - 'Strange Meeting' (poem only)
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  • Wilfred Owen - 'Strange Meeting' (poem only)
  • Duration: 01:48
  • Considered use of lighting adds to the ghostly interpretation of this dramatic reading of 'Strange Meeting' by Wilfred Owen. The 'hell' in which the soldier finds himself after he dies is far calmer than the hell he has been living on the battlefield. The action revolves around several key symbols - the use of light, the long tunnel - which lend themselves to an exploration of symbolism.
  • Subject:

    English

       Topic:

    Poetry: World War 1

  • Keywords: poetry, interpretation, metaphor, symbolism, protagonist, WW1
Ideas for use in class
  • 1. As an introduction to a pre-reading activity. Students work out the relationship bewteen the protagonist and the fellow soldier. 2. As a post-reading activity. Students design their own dramatic interpretation, deciding on their own imagery to highlight the symbolism in the poem.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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