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Nâzım hikmet ran

  1. 1. Reflections on Week 3
  2. 2. Spotlight on Pakeman <ul><li>Our school is amazing and it has a great environment. We have a lovely climbing frame, a tremendous football pitch where the active kids play. Our school’s subjects are educational and the children enjoy it. The teachers are friendly and kind and they support the children in their work. Our head teacher is outstanding and the children enjoy going to school. In literacy we are learning about “figures of speech” in the London Eye Mystery, the author is Siobhan Dowd. The main character of the book has some difficulty with figures of speech for example “larger than life” or “a handful” and “she’s (Kat) going off the rails” or “Kat was AWOL…absent without leave”. </li></ul><ul><li>Jackia – Year 6 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Now watch Pakeman’s recording. And listen to Grafton’s recording.
  4. 4. Your Funny sayings <ul><li>Hit the hay I’m going to turn over a new leaf </li></ul><ul><li>Get your knickers in a twist Don’t beat about the bush </li></ul><ul><li>Hold your horses Plenty of fish in the sea </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your hair on It’s a small world </li></ul><ul><li>Have you got ants in your pants Born with a silver spoon in your mouth. </li></ul><ul><li>Pull yourself together A storm in a teacup. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s raining cats and dogs Getting the wrong end of the stick. </li></ul><ul><li>My Mum is always with me I’m over the moon. </li></ul><ul><li>Time to hit the hay You’re a pain in the neck </li></ul>
  5. 5. Funny Sayings <ul><li>As Roger McGough said, poets enjoy odd sayings. They like to play with language. </li></ul><ul><li>They often like to include words or saying that can have one or more meaning. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to experiment and have fun with language when writing your poem. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Nâzım Hikmet Ran The poem
  7. 7. First Response <ul><li>How does the poem make you feel? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you identify words or phrases that make you feel this way? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you think the girl died? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Context <ul><li>Hiroshima suffered an atomic bomb, nuclear attack on August 6 th 1945. </li></ul><ul><li>Hiroshima was a Japanese city with a population of approximately 350,000. </li></ul><ul><li>America justified the nuclear attack on Japan by claiming it would bring a swift end to the war as Japan refused to surrender. </li></ul><ul><li>Nagasaki, another Japanese city, was also bombed on August 9 th , before Japan surrendered on August 15 th . </li></ul><ul><li>Here is a Japanese Physician’s Diary entry for the day. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Context <ul><li>There were an estimated 140,000 deaths at Hiroshima about half of these happening on the day of the bombing. </li></ul><ul><li>Video footage of Hiroshima after the bomb. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Poetic Voice <ul><li>Poetic voice is the speaker of the poem. The poet assumes the voice of another individual. </li></ul><ul><li>Hikmet adopts the voice of a girl. What do we know about this girl from the poem? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Repetition <ul><li>Repetition is the repeating of a syllable, word, phrase, line or stanza within a poem. </li></ul><ul><li>Can you identify where the poet has used repetition within the poem? </li></ul><ul><li>What feeling (tone) does this repetition give to the poem? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Translation <ul><li>This poem was written in Turkish and translated into English. </li></ul><ul><li>What difficulties do you imagine a translator would face in translating a poem from one language to another? </li></ul><ul><li>Find a word we use in English that comes from another language originally. Use a dictionary for help, if needed. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Music Inspiration <ul><li>Nâzım Hikmet Ran’s poem was an inspiration to many musicians. A number of groups have recorded their version of the poem. </li></ul><ul><li>Mortal Coil were a band and they recorded this version of the poem. </li></ul><ul><li>How does their delivery of the words compare to how you feel about the poem? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Epitaphs Epitaphs are brief description placed on gravestones in memory of the person buried there. This is a famous poet’s epitaph. Yeat’s wrote this epitaph himself. I am ready to meet my Maker.  Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. (Churchill)
  15. 15. Writing Extension <ul><li>Write an epitaph for this girl… </li></ul><ul><li>You may want to include: </li></ul><ul><li>Her age, where she lived, what she liked to do and how she will be remembered. </li></ul>
  16. 16. If you like that try this… <ul><li>Want to know more about Hiroshima? Try Keiji Nakazawa’s brilliant manga style story of the bombing. </li></ul><ul><li>A famous poem from World War 1 was Wilfred Owen’s Dulce Et Decorum Est </li></ul>

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