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AQA Power and Conflict Poems list for GCSE English

"AQA Poetry Power and Conflict" is a collection of poems that are part of the AQA GCSE English Literature syllabus. The collection features a variety of poems from different time periods and poets, all of which explore the theme of power and conflict.

Here are the 15 power and conflict poems:

  • Ozymandias – Percy Shelley

  • London – William Blake

  • Extract from, The Prelude – William Wordsworth

  • My Last Duchess – Robert Browning

  • The Charge of the Light Brigade – Alfred Lord Tennyson

  • Exposure – Wilfred Owen

  • Storm on the Island – Seamus Heaney

  • Bayonet Charge – Ted Hughes

  • Remains – Simon Armitage

  • Poppies – Jane Weir

  • War Photographer – Carol Ann Duffy

  • Tissue – Imtiaz Dharker

  • The Emigree – Carol Rumens

  • Checking Out Me History – John Agard

  • Kamikaze – Beatrice Garland

These poems all explore power and conflict in different ways, whether it's through the struggle for power between individuals, the power of nature, or the power of political and social systems.

If you need help analysing these poems at GCSE, please contact Prepped on 01284 658777 or email


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