Read and analyse Binyon's poem, 'For the Fallen' with a printable Remembrance Day poem and comprehension worksheet.
A Remembrance Day Poem – For the Fallen
“For the Fallen,”is a poem by Laurence Binyon, written in 1914 at the beginning of World War I. This poem is considered one of the most iconic and enduring war poems in literature. It is often read and analysed during Remembrance Day ceremonies and other events commemorating the sacrifices of soldiers in times of war.
Reading a poem at a commemorative service can help your students to understand the military service experience. You can recite the Ode and other poetry on Anzac Day, Remembrance Day and other important days. One of the most famous poems used on Remembrance Day is known as the Ode of Remembrance. The Ode is actually the fourth stanza in Binyon’s poem, ‘For the Fallen’.
“They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the moring
We will remember them.”
Remembrance Day Comprehension and Reflection
Remembrance Day is celebrated on the 11th of November every year. Remembrance Day, known also as the Armistice, is an annual commemoration of the end of WWI. Why not commemorate the occasion with this Remembrance Day poem for the fallen soldiers of WW1?
This download also includes a printable copy of Binyon’s poem, along with a handy worksheet of analytical and reflective questions for your students to answer once they have read or listened to the poem.
We Will Remember Them – Additional Remembrance Day Activities using Poems
Other activities to do with this Remembrance Day poem :
- Have students recite and analyze the poem, discussing its use of figurative language, and emotional impact. Encourage them to explore the symbolism and language used by Binyon.
- Have your students create artwork inspired by the poem. They can paint, draw, or create digital art that reflects the topic and emotions present in the poem.
- Have students write essays or journal entries about what the poem means to them and its how it relates to Remembrance Day.
- Have your class perform the poem on a school assembly.
- In groups, students can design or build models of memorials or displays dedicated to fallen soldiers, incorporating elements from the poem into their designs.
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