Power and Conflict

Quotes and themes for each poem in the Power and Conflict section of the AQA anthology

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  • Ozymandias Percy Shelley
    • Power of human
    • Power of nature
    • Pride
    • 'Sneer of cold comments'
    • 'The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed'
    • 'Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
    • 'Nothing besides remains'
    • 'I met a traveller from an antique land'
    • Power and conflict
      • London William Blake
        • Power of humans
        • Loss and Absence
        • pride
        • Anger
        • 'chartered streets...where the chartered Thames does flow'
        • 'mark in every face I meet / Marks of weakness, marks of woe'
        • 'mind forged manacles'
        • 'Every black'ning church appals'
        • 'blights with plagues the marriage hearse'
      • The Prelude William Wordsworth
        • Power of nature
        • Loss and Absence
        • Pride
        • Fear
        • 'Straight I unloosened her chain...it was an act of stealth'
        • 'proud of his skill'
        • 'grim shape towered up between me and the stars'
        • 'huge and mighty forms...were a trouble to my dreams.'
        • 'my boat went heaving through the water like a swan'
      • My Last Duchess Robert Browning
        • Pride
        • Memory
        • Fear
        • Power of nature
        • 'since none puts by the curtain I have drawn for you, but I'
        • 'She had a heart -... to soon made glad'
        • 'She liked whate'er she looked on, and her looks went everywhere'
        • 'as if she ranked / My gift of a nine-hundred years-old name / With anybody's gift'
        • 'I gave commands; / then all smiles stopped altogether'
      • The Charge of the Light Brigade   Alfred Tennyson
        • Conflict
        • Identity
        • 'Some on had blundered'
        • 'Theirs not to make reply / Theirs not reason why / Theirs but to do and die'
        • 'Into the jaws of death rode the 500' / 'Into the mouth of hell rode the 500'
        • 'Cannon to the right of them / Cannon to the left of them / Cannon behind them'
        • 'Honour the light Brigade! / Honour the charge they made! / Noble six hundred!'
      • Exposure Wilfred Owen
        • Power of nature
        • Conflict
        • Loss and Absence
        • 'Our brains ache, in the merciless ices east winds that knife us...'
        • 'Dawn masking ... her melancholy army'
        • 'Pale Flakes with ********* stealth come feeling our faces -'
        • 'Shutters and doors all closed: on us the doors are closed'
        • 'All their eyes are ice / but nothing happens'
      • Storm on the Island  Seamus Heaney
        • Power of Nature
        • Power of Humans
        • Fear
        • 'We are prepared; we build our houses squat / Sink walls in a rock / roof with good slate'
        • 'It pummels your houses too'
        • 'Exploding comfortable
        • 'We just sit tight wind dives / and strafes invisibly ... space is a salvo'
        • 'Strange, it is a huge nothing that we fear'
      • Bayonet     Charge       Ted Hughes
        • Conflict
        • Individual experiences
        • Fear
        • 'Suddenly he awoke and was running'
        • 'He lugged a rifle numb as a smashed arm'
        • 'In bewilderment ... almost stopped-'
        • 'King, honour, human dignity, etcetra'
        • 'His terror's touchy dynamite'
      • Remains Simon Armitage
        • Conflict
        • Memory
        • Guilt
        • Individual experiences
        • 'On other occasion, we sent out / to tackle looters raiding a bank'
        • 'probably armed, possibly not'
        • 'I see every round as it rips through his life-'
  • London William Blake
    • Power of humans
    • Loss and Absence
    • pride
    • Anger
    • 'chartered streets...where the chartered Thames does flow'
    • 'mark in every face I meet / Marks of weakness, marks of woe'
    • 'mind forged manacles'
    • 'Every black'ning church appals'
    • 'blights with plagues the marriage hearse'

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