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    • Asian Tsunami - what would it have been like to have been in the tsunami?
    • Maldives
      Indonesia
      Nicobar Is
      Sri Lanka
      Malaysia
      Thailand
      Andaman Is
      Myanmar
      India
      Bangladesh
    • "The Tsunamis has demonstrated that nature, and not mankind, is the real master"
    • Meet Amanthi and Muttiah
    • TSUNAMI YOU HIT MY ISLAND HOME
      by
      Thrishana Pothupitiya
      The day was clear
      The sun shone bright
      Upon my island home
      When all at once wailing, echoed from her shores.
      And it came whirling, swirling, churning and sweeping
      A monstrous twenty-foot wave
      With a booming voice and mighty hurt
      Destroying everything in its way.
      For hours the waves swept in
      Devastating her shores
      Countless people lost their lives
      From countless faces hot tears poured.
      It came so fast in swirling rage
      No time to think, to save themselves
      The waves so high swept above their heads
      And swept back with their lives.
      Father and mother grieving
      For their loving children lost.
      Little children searching everywhere,
      Searching for their parents lost.
      A grieving father stands by the sea
      His dead son in his arms
      His agony spread throughout the land
      And touched every man’s heart.
      The waves destroyed many homes,
      It swept off many lives.
      But through this pain and sorrow
      Our people began to rise.
      The waves shattered Sri Lanka
      Yet humanity it could not break.
      Compassion, love and kindness reached out to all,
      And gave hope in every way.
    • YOUR TASK IS....
      to write a poem titled
      "The Tsunami"
      Put yourself in the shoes of either Amanthi or
      Muttiah - imagine what it must have been like to have lived through the tsunami...
      ·What did you see?
      ·What did you feel?
      ·What did you hear?
      ·What happened to your friends & family?
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      Structuring your poem:
      Think about how the content of each stanza (verse) - try and tell the story of the tsunami through your poem
      - Think about the poetry writing techniques you have learnt in English - remember poems do not have to rhyme!