This 27-slide lesson explores Simon Armitage’s poem, ‘Hitcher’.
The lesson analyses each stanza in comprehensive detail, considering Armitage’s use of language, structure, form, and poetic technique. The speaker’s increasing frustration and anger is examined closely as the poem builds to its infamous climax.
Questions, discussion points, and tasks are included for students. One task involves creative writing, while an essay question is featured at the end of the lesson.
This lesson is ideal for upper-KS3 or GCSE students.
A copy of the poem is also included in this resource.
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