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Island man vad

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Island Man
Key Stage 3/4 poetry

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Island man vad

  1. 1. ‘Island Man’ LO: Recognise how colour and imagery are used in ‘Island Man’
  2. 2. Look at the following images and think about the title of the poem. What is appealing / positive about the island?these images?
  3. 3. What is appealing / positive about the images here?
  4. 4. “Island Man” – Grace Nichols Morning muffling muffling and island man wakes up his crumpled pillow waves To the sound of blue surf island man heaves himself In his head The steady breaking and wombing Another London day. Wild seabirds And fishermen pushing out to sea The sun surfacing defiantly From the east Of his small emerald island He always comes back Groggily groggily Comes back to sands Of a grey metallic soar to surge of wheels To dull North Circular roar Island man
  5. 5. Caribbean London First impressions Lush Fertile Oppressive polluted Positive words Negative words
  6. 6. Morning muffling muffling and island man wakes up his crumpled pillow waves To the sound of blue surf island man heaves himself In his head The steady breaking and wombing Another London day. Wild seabirds And fishermen pushing out to sea The sun surfacing defiantly From the east Of his small emerald island He always comes back Groggily groggily Comes back to sands Of a grey metallic soar to surge of wheels To dull North Circular roar 1. What colours are associated with his ‘island’? What colours are associated with London? 2. The Island Man is dreaming and wakes up. What has he dreaming about.? What did he imagine the sound of London traffic was? 3. How has enjambment been used in stanza 1? 4. The poem has an unusual setting out where the lines look as though they are pulling the ‘Island Man’ apart. Why does he feel ‘torn’? 5. Womb is where a baby develops. What is the symbolism of this word being used? What do you associate with the word? Which place is it associated with? 6. Find an example of alliteration in the poem. 7. Find an example of personification.
  7. 7. “Island Man” is a poem written by______________________. It is about a man who wakes up from a dream bout ___________________. His home is made to sound beautiful by the use of ________________ and language like ____________. Also, to make it sound peaceful, Grace Nichols uses onomatopoeia such as _________________. She also uses ________ like the “sun surfacing’ to draw attention to _____ During the poem, the man wakes up. This is shown using onomatopoeia “_____________________________”.There is also repetition to show just how tired the speaker is. When the man wakes, it is made to seem a dream and the reality is that he has woken in ______________________. This is a very ____________________ kind of place. Darker shades of “_______________________ are used to make the city seem dark and dismal. It is also noisy, we know this because the North Circular “_________________”. The man is made to seem very unhappy about waking in London as he “____________________” himself out of bed.
  8. 8. The alliteration “___1_________________” makes the poem sound ______2________. The ‘s’ sounds sound like the ________3_________ lapping the shore. The onomatopoeia that is used is “______4______________” makes the man sound really ________5_______and slow to show the man isn’t enthusiastic about his day in London. This is also an example of repetition to show how ____________6_____________ the Island Man is. tired waves peaceful tired groggily groggily sun surfacing Level 5c and below Copy out and fill in Level 5b and above. Come up with your own PEE statements about how the poet uses language
  9. 9. Writing (AFS): Imagine that you are “Island Man”. Write a diary entry describing how you feel about emigrating to London from your home in the Caribbean. Let’s hear some.

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