IGCSE Poetry: "Anthem for Doomed Youth" by Wilfred Owen

An informative handout to introduce Wilfred Owen and a unit of analysis for his famous war poem ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’.

You can buy this handout as part of the IGCSE Poetry May 2018 / May 2019 bundle, here: IGCSE Poetry May 2018 / 2019 Bundle

The handout includes the following:

  • biography of Wilfred Owen and accounts of what he had to endure during the Great War.

  • annotated text of the poem ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ (includes glossary of key terms explained in the context of the poem) as well as some additional information about why Wilfred wrote his ‘Anthem’.

  • comprehension, close reading and analysis questions

  • holistic, ‘food for thought’ questions to elicit an essay-style response.

Check out also my other World War I poetry worksheets and handouts:

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Created: Oct 18, 2018

Updated: Mar 5, 2019

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