The context in which a poem was written can sometimes tell you more about its themes, message and meaning.
Some questions you might ask include:
You will need to research the poet’s background to discover answers to these questions. But if you do write about a poem and its context, be careful to include only details that reveal something about the poem.
Owen Sheers is an award-winning poet, novelist and playwright. In his poetry Sheers often writes about places, landscapes and the people who live in them. His work explores history, identity and relationships and he likes to explore the difficulties people face in simply trying to live.