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

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