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1

when and where was simon armitage born

- 1963
- in west yokshire

2

what did he love doing when he was a boy and how did this impact his writing in general

- he loved walking across the moors
- the yorkshire landscape has inspired and influenced him since

3

who was amitage inspired by when he was young to write

- ted hughes
- another yorkshire poet

4

why did armitage move to manchester university from portsmouth where he was previously studying geography

- he wanted to study psychology there
- so he could go into the probation service like his dad

5

what does the fact hat armitages thesis on the effects of television violence on young offenders show about him

he was not afraid to tackle controversial and challenging topics

6

what are three main themes that his poem remains focuses on

- war
- death
- post-traumatic stress

7

what perspective are we reading from remains and how has armitage integrated himself into the poem

- it is a 3rd person perspective
- as armitage uses his voice and dresses himself up as the central character

8

what did the stanza stone project, where poems were carved onto stones in yorkshire, show about armitages intentions

- he wanted to bring poems into the real world
- remains reflects this as it is a poem which focuses on real world issues
- and attempts to bring them back to life

9

what collection is remains from

The Not Dead

10

how was the collection The Not Dead written and inspired from

- a documentary armitage did
- in which he interviewed a number of ex-servicemen from various conflicts

11

what did armitage discover when he interviewed the ex-servicemen and how is this reflected in remains

- he discovered that most of them were still traumatised by war
- which is shown in remains through the second half being about the trauma and stress the soldier has been in
- and how their memories of the past gaunt them

12

what is the poem remains about

a soldier experiencing traumatic flashbacks

13

what does the poem show through its simple content

- the death of an iraqi by a group of servicemen
- we know its in iraq due to the documentary
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