Conflict Poetry Knowledge: List 5 language devices that you would expect to see in a poem. Choose 2 of these devices. Draw a picture of each of them.
• You can and must all do the activities in red – they are compulsory and will help you to reach band 3 in your poetry assessment.• You should be able to do all the activities in blue. These will help you to reach the top of band 3 and into the bottom of band 4.• If you definitely want to be in band 4 and possibly in band 5, you can s-t-r-e-t-c-h yourself and do the green activities.
Today we will:• discuss the most effective use of language and structure in the poem ‘Out of the Blue’;• make connections to the choice of form for the poem;• and summarise how the choices the poet makes affect the reader.
Discuss in 3s and cometo a decision about: You should be able Try and connect the things how you know to support your you select from the poem. that ‘Out of the ideas with How does the conflict build? Blue’ is a poem reference to the Can you see any patterns? that is about poem, including Is it just language which conflict. well-chosen tells us the poem is about quotations. conflict? Band 3 Band 5
• We are going to analyse, explore and examine how: – language (words/phrases); – structure (the lines/sentences/order of information); – and form (dramatic monologue) affect the reader and support the notionthat this is a poem about conflict.
• Annotating the poem
Revisit yourdiscussion in 3s: Discuss how you choose the best 3 would write about pieces of evidence You should be able to rank these in these pieces of that show this evidence. order of poem is about effectiveness and Order, connections conflict. (Choose have reasons for language and and effects on the your rankings. reader. structure.) Band 3 Band 5
• For each piece of You need 3 of these – one for evidence, plan: each piece of evidence – what they show about conflict Effect •How does the form add to on the – 2 effects on the reader 1 the effects on the reader? reader Effect – 2 reasons why the on the Piece of reader 2 evidence from poet has chosen the poem – what it shows this language or about conflict •How does the structure Reason form reflect why 1 the choices of – make a connection the poet? to the form – Reason why 2 dramatic monologue.
How do Armitage’s choices for language and structure affect the reader?• Discuss this question in your 3s.• On your own, write a sentence that sums up how Armitage’s choices affect the reader/make the reader feel.• Reduce your sentence to 3 words or less.• Can you connect these words to conflict?