Bloody Men

Here is a fairly simple poem, which makes its case by starting with a straightforward simile which is developed into a full-blown analogy. All students, even the most Basic, should be able to grasp the basic trick of the text. The issue then is to get the students to think about (a) what points, exactly, Wendy Cope is making; and (b) what is the effect of presenting this analogy in the form of a poem - would it have...

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