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Writing

Poetry

 

If you are self-isolating this week, you have four tasks to complete for writing.

 

Task 1

Task 2

Read the poem 'Playgrounds' by Berlie Doherty on the following link: https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/poem/playgrounds/

 

Then, answer the following questions:

 

1.Describe the playground.

2.Why is a playground like a whirlwind?
3.The author repeats, ‘know what I mean?’ Why?
4.What does the word ‘kaleidoscope’ imply about the playground?
5.Why did the author choose to use a similar first line to each verse?

 

Task 3

Task 4

Read the poem 'Please do not feed the animals' by Robert Hull on the following link: https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/poem/please-do-not-feed-the-animals/

 

Then, answer the following questions:

 

1.Look up ‘disdain’ in the dictionary.
2.Why are the grapes and meringues not allowed?
3.What do you think could happen if the rattlesnakes ate fruit cakes?
4.Does the poet like animals? How do you know?
5.Which part of the poem impressed you the most? Explain why.

 

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