He earned a BA from Portsmouth University in geography, and an MS in social work from Manchester University, where he studied the impact of televised violence on young offenders. Remains by Simon Armitage. The title is ironic and a pun. GCSE POETRY: REVISION NOTES CONTENT Simon Armitage is a contemporary British poet, who wrote Remains as part of a collection of poems about the effect of war on ex-soldiers. but near to the knuckle, here and now, What influenced Simon Armitage to write remains? Content, ideas, language and structure are explored. Then I’m home on leave. And the drink and the drugs won’t flush him out – Instant downloads of all 1392 LitChart PDFs are all of the same mind, 15and tosses his guts back into his body. Teachers and parents! — An interview in which Armitage discusses the importance of poetry and why he writes. in ye olde Eyam. His works were widely anthologized and have been broadly popular. pain itself, the image of agony. Armitage also often takes on the voice of his narrator and in Remains he addresses the audience as though he is a soldier. Well myself and somebody else and somebody else are all of the same mind, so all three of us open fire. — A British soldier who served in Iraq reads Armitage's poem in a Channel 4 documentary. 10th grade. PPT presentation and accompanying resources, including printable copy of the poem. Remains Simon Armitage. — An overview of all of Simon Armitage's life and work from the Poetry Foundation. "Remains" was published by the British poet Simon Armitage in 2008 as part of his collection The Not Dead, a series of war poems based on the testimonies of ex-soldiers. — A short review of the collection in which "Remains" is published. his bloody life in my bloody hands. Simon Armitage. He fails to come to terms with what he has done, suffers Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and long-term damage to his mental health. The original text plus a side-by-side modern translation of. These comments are well worth reading. Armitage took many ideas from this for his main characters. I see every round as it rips through his life – — An interview in which Armitage discusses the importance of poetry and why he writes. Save. not left for dead in some distant, sun-stunned, sand-smothered land Home. Armitage's Biography Dream, and he’s torn apart by a dozen rounds. English. But I blink 0. 27 Related Question Answers Found What is the theme of the manhunt poem? Designed for KS3 but can easily be adapted to suit KS4. and he’s there on the ground, sort of inside out, 22Sleep, and he’s probably armed, and possibly not. 1963) This is the story of a soldier in an unnamed conflict. Remains by Simon Armitage DRAFT. Simon Armitage’s latest volume, Seeing Stars, is a fascinating swerve for this lyric poet – while still emanating from the soul of Britain, this latest is a book of startling dramatic monologues, tall tales, and chillingly deadpan meditations by unforgettable people not unlike ourselves, stuck in the gears of an absurd modern society not unlike our own. (including. Remains – 2015 – By Simon Armitage (b. To order a copy go to guardianbookshop.com or call 0330 333 6846. His death is described in graphic, gory detail, and the death continues to haunt the mind of the soldier, long after he has left the battlefield. This is a key poem in the Anthology and valuable for comparison with other poems in the collection. and he bursts again through the doors of the bank. Well myself and somebody else and somebody else are all of the same mind, so all three … His first full-length collection of poems, Zoom!, was published in 1989 by Bloodaxe Books. The lines are of unequal length to reflect the meaning, and there is no regular rhyme scheme, though Armitage uses a range of poetic devices like assonance and consonance to give the poem coherence and rhythm. And one of them legs it up the road, Have a specific question about this poem? Probably armed, possibly not. — A short review of the collection in which "Remains" is published. So we’ve hit this looter a dozen times Remains by Simon Armitage. The way soldiers are treated after war. dug in behind enemy lines, Instead of detailing conflict, however, these poems confront the aftermath of war and the traumatic memories that ex-service people might struggle to cope with. — A breakdown of the history of post-war trauma. From the creators of SparkNotes, something better. 21and he bursts again through the doors of the bank. This is the story of a soldier in an unnamed conflict. I see broad daylight on the other side. It links to themes of power and oppression (Checkin' Out Me History, My Last Duchess), conflict and war (Bayonet Charge, Charge of the Light Brigade, Exposure), the effects of war (War Photographer, Kamikaze), internal conflict (Kamikaze, Emigree, The Prelude). In 2019 Armitage became poet laureate of Great Britain. Free UK p&p over £15, online orders only. The poem comprises eight stanzas, seven of four lines each, ending with a two-line stanza. He worked as a probation officer for six years before focusing on poetry. Thank you to the students. 12and he’s there on the ground, sort of inside out. PTSD and Shell Shock In the last post, I looked at the context, form and structure in Simon Armitage’s poem Remains which is in AQA’s GCSE English Literature ‘Power and Conflict’ Anthology. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Get the entire guide to “Remains” as a printable PDF. If the latter, the shooting was unnecessary and an act of murder. On another occasion, ... End of story, except not really. It is enjoyed by the majority, as shown by the high quality of the contributions over the years — too many to be integrated. pking_70683. Literary Agent DGA (David Godwin Associates) 2nd floor, 40 Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4RX 0207 240 9992 To enquire: philippa@davidgodwinassociates.co.uk. His first poetry collection was called Human Geography (1988). Comparisons to other GCSE Anthology poems Remains by Simon Armitage Remains is focused on a soldier haunted by a violent memory. Simon Armitage. LitCharts Teacher Editions. Further mainstream collections are: 2019 saw publication of Armitage’s new version of Hansel and Gretel illustrated by Clive Hicks-Jenkins (Design fo… This poem depicts the event of soldiers shooting a man, who was running away. in the warp and weft of soggy cloth by the tailor’s hearth. And one of them legs it up the road, probably armed, possibly not. "Remains" was published by the British poet Simon Armitage in 2008 as part of his collection The Not Dead, a series of war poems based on the testimonies of ex-soldiers. Posts about Remains written by Emma Lee. 25he’s here in my head when I close my eyes, 27not left for dead in some distant, sun-stunned, sand-smothered land. • Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic by Simon Armitage is published by Faber. Well myself and somebody else and somebody else, and he bursts again through the doors of the bank, And the drink and the drugs won’t flush him out –, he’s here in my head when I close my eyes, not left for dead in some distant, sun-stunned, sand-smothered land. Instead of detailing conflict, however, these poems confront the aftermath of war and the traumatic memories that ex-service people might struggle to cope with. Lockdown by Simon Armitage. "The Not Dead" Review Remains deals with war, death and PTSD. An Analysis of the language and imagery in Remains by Simon Armitage Posted on April 26, 2017 by Emma Lee In the last post, I looked at the context, form and structure in Simon Armitage’s poem Remains which is in AQA’s GCSE English Literature ‘Power and Conflict’ Anthology. Remains - Simon Armitage (AQA Conflict Cluster) [Poetry] Two lesson’s worth of work on Remains by Simon Armitage. The contrast between the understated style of expression of the troubled soldier and the brutality of what he experienced has an enormous impact. Struggling with distance learning? or six-feet-under in desert sand, Explain your version of song meaning, find more of Simon Armitage lyrics. probably armed, possibly not. to tackle looters raiding a bank. by pking_70683. And I couldn’t escape the waking dream of infected fleas. This brings the reader close to the man and his way of thinking. Tags: Question 14 . He shoots a looter as a response to orders, but is unsure whether the man was armed or not. — A British soldier who served in Iraq reads Armitage's poem in a Channel 4 documentary. He published Zoom! Language and Imagery Media Enquiries Kirsty McLachlan kirsty@morgangreencreatives.com Morgan Green Creatives Ltd. The soldier’s responses are explored in the poem, especially his attempts to justify himself. The blood stains remains in the street as evidence of a brutal murder. Remains by Simon Armitage Remains is focused on a soldier haunted by a violent memory. Remains context Armitage was born in West Yorkshire in 1963. "Remains" specifically focuses on a soldier who was involved with killing a man caught looting a bank during conflict in what is implied to be the Middle East. Prior to mainstream publication, Armitage published several limited edition pamphlets with small and local poetry presses, all now highly collectable. Contact. He earned a BA from Portsmouth University in geography, and an MS in social work from Manchester University, where he studied the impact of televised violence on young offenders. 23Dream, and he’s torn apart by a dozen rounds. This poem has been studied by UK students for their GCSE exams. SURVEY . On another occasion, we get sent out Structure This poem is based on the account of a British soldier who served in Iraq. Edit. 8 months ago. Then he’s carted off in the back of a lorry. On another occasion, we got sent out to tackle looters raiding a bank. Original lyrics of Remains song by Simon Armitage. Through the poem, it is heavily implied that once the soldier is home on leave, he can't get the horrific images of what he had seen out of his head (if you remember it is the horrific imagery used about the dead man's guts). 16 times. 5Well myself and somebody else and somebody else, 8Three of a kind all letting fly, and I swear, 9I see every round as it rips through his life –. Simon Armitage was born in Marsden, a village in West Yorkshire, England. ‘Remains’ refers to the dead body of the looter who was shot and killed, but also to the mental torment and guilt suffered by the soldier, which stays with him long after the period of action in the war zone. so all three of us open fire. On another occasion, we get sent out To tackle looters raiding a bank. Proves he wasn't afraid to delve into serious, difficult or unusual topics. Sleep, and he’s probably armed, possibly not. Content, ideas, language and structure are explored. Start studying Remains - Simon Armitage. ... armed, possibly not. Well myself and somebody else and somebody else Are all of the same mind, So all three of us open fire Three of a kind all letting fly, and I swear. and tosses his guts back into his body. I’ll pick up on some of those features once again as we look at language and imagery, as language is not divorced from form and structure, but the two work together. His blood-shadow stays on the street, and out on patrol Teach your students to analyze literature like LitCharts does. Remains. — A breakdown of the history of post-war trauma. Simon Armitage was born in Marsden, a village in West Yorkshire, England. 1963). — An overview of all of Simon Armitage's life and work from the Poetry Foundation. Simon Armitage on Poetry Then couldn’t un-see. 16Then he’s carted off in the back of a lorry. ‘Remains’ is from Armitage’s 2008 collection, ‘The Not Dead’, which looks at the effects of war on ex-soldiers — damaged, exhausted men who return from war alive, but never fully with their minds. Edit. I see every round as it rips through his life – Detailed explanations, analysis, and citation info for every important quote on LitCharts. In the last hundred years alone, Britain has seen two large-scale world wars, conflicts in Korea and Iraq, smaller-scale conflicts in Africa, and problems in the Middle East and Asia, and it has only been two years since they have taken their flag down in Afghanistan, thus meaning that their troops are no longer engaged in any particular war. Remains by Simon Armitage DRAFT. 'Remains,' written and read by Simon ArmitageAnimation for a GCSE English presentation by me (lol)sub 4 sub xoxoxoxoxoxoxox in 1989. Armitage was reportedly so inspired by the programme that he wrote the collection of war poetry in almost-dedication to them. 24And the drink and the drugs won’t flush him out –. 8 months ago. "The Remains" Read Aloud by a Soldier And one of them legs it up the road. Select any word below to get its definition in the context of the poem. he’s here in my head when I close my eyes, Q. Remains is focused on a soldier haunted by a violent memory. 10I see broad daylight on the other side. 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