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Doncaster 1914-18: Poetry Competition Slideshow


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Part 3/3 of Joanne Gray's lesson plans on First World War poetry. This slideshow outlines the aims of the homework activity, writing your own war poem, and gives some tips.
This collection of lesson plans aim to provide greater understanding and knowledge of the impact of the First World War on poetry, and provide some insight into the conditions in which it was written. To look at poetry as propaganda.

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Doncaster 1914-18: Poetry Competition Slideshow

  1. 1. War poetry Homework Task By Joanne Gray
  2. 2. Poetry Competition Time to be creative!
  3. 3. Create your own War Poem • Think of the perspective to write from eg: a soldier, a family member, are you pro/anti-war? • Pick a time period, before/during/after the war • Use your imagination and knowledge and do some research • Try to include poetic devices, eg: alliteration, repetition, personification, simile, onomatopoeia, hyperbole • Think about the rhyme scheme, will it have one, rhyming couplets, regular/irregular • Consider the language, descriptive vocabulary, paint a picture • Don’t forget your name