This lesson asks you to analyse Belfast Confetti; a poem that explores ‘The Troubles’ in Northern Ireland from 1969 – 1999.
It details the moment the narrator gets caught in a bomb attack and the subsequent confusion he faces.
It becomes clear that this is not just a poem about an isolated attack, but documents a wider feeling of helplessness against such relentless violence.
Below you will find the presentation from the lesson for your revision. You will also find an interesting documentary about the troubles in Northern Ireland from those who were key players in the conflict.
This lesson takes a close look at Simon Armitage’s Out of the Blue, looking at how language, structure and form are used to communicate the human experience of 9/11.
It is often easy to forget that such an iconic moment within our recent history involved real life human beings. This poem addresses this concern and seeks to address the way that we often view this event within society.