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Comparing Poems

Sheet 1

Essay: Compare and contrast the ways in which the animals are presented in ‘View of a Pig’ by Ted Hughes and ‘Tiger! Tiger!’ by William Blake

Use the chart below to brainstorm everything you have learnt about the animals in the poems.

Use the chart below to brainstorm everything you have learnt about the animals in the poems.
 

The Pig

The Tiger

What happens to the animals in the poems?

     

What words do the poets use to describe the way the animals look?

   

What words do the poets use to describe the way the animals act or behave?

   

Are the animals compared to anything else?

   

Comparing Poems

Sheet 2

This sheet looks at the poet’s view of the animal in his poem. Look at the question in the speech bubble and use the shapes for your answers.

(Triangle for the tiger and square for the pig.)

answers. (Triangle for the tiger and square for the pig.) What do you think the poet
What do you think the poet likes about his animal? Use quotations from the poems
What do you think the
poet likes about his
animal? Use quotations
from the poems to
back up your points.
Does the poet
compare the
animal to
anything else?
Do you think the poet
likes his animal? How
do you know this?
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Comparing Poems

Sheet 3a

Now you need to look at the way the poets use language to describe their animals. Brainstorm the similes and metaphors on the diagram below.

You might need to add some more lines!

‘A View of a Pig’

Similes and metaphors in ‘A View of a Pig’.
Similes and
metaphors in
‘A View of a Pig’.
a Pig’ Similes and metaphors in ‘A View of a Pig’. Choose one simile and one

Choose one simile and one metaphor. Use the spaces below to say why you think the poet used them and what effect they have.

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Comparing Poems

Sheet 3b

Now you need to look at the way the poets use language to describe their animals. Brainstorm the similes and metaphors on the diagram below.

You might need to add some more lines!

‘Tiger! Tiger!’

Industrial and religious imagery in ‘Tiger! Tiger!’
Industrial and
religious imagery in
‘Tiger! Tiger!’
Industrial and religious imagery in ‘Tiger! Tiger!’ Choose two images. Use the spaces below to say

Choose two images. Use the spaces below to say why you think the poet used them and what effect they have.

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