Skirrid Hill: Themes

Tracking themes in ‘Skirrid Hill’ by Owen Sheers

Below are tables tracking the appearance of themes across the collection ‘Skirrid Hill’.

You can use this to support your study and revision in a range of ways:

  • Support your analysis of the poems. Develop your analysis through considering how specific aspects of method might by explored further when considering themes evident in the poem.
  • Consider how each theme is evident in each poem. Look for analysis to support this – or challenge it if you feel it is appropriate.
  • Look for patterns in the structure of themes throughout the collection. How and when are themes developed? Why do you think the collection has been structured in this way?
  • Explore meanings created in the ways theme is used to structure the collection. Do these thematic patterns create or reinforce any interpretations?