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Materials provided by PPDJB during the Johor Bahru's English Lit Component Workshop 2012.

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I Wonder - Jeannie Kirby I Wonder - Jeannie Kirby Presentation Transcript

  • POEMS – FORM 2 (2011)
    • I WONDER BY JEANNIE KIRBY
    • HEIR CONDITIONING BY M.SHANmughalingam
  • I WONDER
    • I WONDER BY JEANNIE KIRBY
    • I WONDER
    • I wonder why the grass is green,
    • And why the wind is never seen?
    • Who taught the birds to build a nest,
    • And told the trees to take a rest?
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    • O, when the moon is not quite round,
    • Where can the missing bit be found?
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    • Who lights the stars, when they blow out,
    • And makes the lightning flash about?
    • Who paints the rainbow in the sky,
    • And hangs the fluffy clouds so high?
    • Why is it now, do you suppose,
    • That Dad won’t tell me, if he knows?
  • I WONDER
    • SYNOPSIs
    The persona, a child, is wondering about the natural happenings
  • I WONDER
    • Structure of Poem
    • There are 6 stanzas comprising two lines each. The last word of each line in a stanza rhymes: green – seen, nest – rest,
    • round - found
  • I WONDER
    • Persona (Speaker)
    • An inquisitive child who observes the world around him
    • Point of View
    • First person (‘I’ wonder)
  • I WONDER
    • Setting
    • 1. outdoor, in the countryside, during the day
    • + green grass
    • + windy day
    • + nests on trees
    • + autumn
  • I WONDER
    • 2. Outdoor during the night
    • + stars in the sky
    • + a crescent moon
    • + a flash of lightning
  • I WONDER
    • 3. Outdoor after the rain
    • + rainbow in the sky
    • + a crescent moon
  • I WONDER
    • Elements
    Theme – 1.Curiosity of a child Children are by nature inquisitive and they like to ask questions.
  • I WONDER
    • 2.The wonders of nature
    • The poem shows readers of how majestic and awe-inspiring nature can be for those who take the time to stop and appreciate it
  • I WONDER
    • 3.The thirst for knowledge Humans, by nature, are inquisitive beings. We have the innate drive to seek knowledge and information to better ourselves.
  • I WONDER
    • Moral Values –
    • 1.Cultivating a desire for knowledge
    • 2.
    Caring for our environment 3.The existence of a creator or God
  • ACTIVITY TIME (I Wonder)
    • Activity 1: Blast off!!!
    Fill in the Blow-out spaces with the items indicated in the rocket.
  • ACTIVITY TIME (I Wonder)
    • Activity 2: ‘ Tell me’ banners
    Draw a picture or scene that depicts the stanza. Then, re-write that stanza creatively in the space provided.
  • ACTIVITY TIME (I Wonder)
    • Activity 3: Thoughts on Themes
    For the following lines from the poem ‘ I Wonder’, provide a possible theme. Then, justify your selection of theme on the space given.
  • I Wonder
  •