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William blake

  1. 1. William Blake
  2. 2. Prediction <ul><li>The last line of the poem reads: </li></ul><ul><li>“ My foe outstretched beneath the tree.” </li></ul><ul><li>What is a “foe”? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you think the “foe” is outstretched beneath the tree?  </li></ul><ul><li>One of the words in the last line is also in the title of the poem. Which word do you think it is? Create a title for the poem. </li></ul>
  3. 3. A Poison Tree <ul><li>The poem is called “A Poison Tree” </li></ul><ul><li>Are there any similarities with your own title? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Now read the poem . Blake was a poet and artist. He drew the illustration above for his poem.
  5. 5. Rhyming couplets <ul><li>Rhyming couplets are pairs of lines that rhyme. </li></ul><ul><li>Blake uses rhyming couplets in “ A poison tree”. </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of tone/pace does this create? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it make the poem seem simplistic/childlike? </li></ul><ul><li>Why would the poet use this? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Storyboard <ul><li>Imagine you are going to create a video for the poem. </li></ul><ul><li>Using a maximum of 6 frames create a storyboard for the poison tree. </li></ul><ul><li>Share your storyboards with your class and explain why you selected your 6 moments. See example storyboards here </li></ul><ul><li>If you create an impressive storyboard, ask your teacher to send it to me and I’ll add it to Fronter. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Allusion <ul><li>An allusion is when a poet refers to another piece of literature or art etc directly or by implication. </li></ul><ul><li>The tree in the poem grows an apple. Does this remind you of any other trees you may have read about? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you think Blake alludes to this famous tree/story? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Reflections <ul><li>Did you spot Blake’s use of metaphor? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think Blake is saying about anger and emotions? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you agree with him? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Final reading <ul><li>Work in groups and decide upon an action for each line of the poem. </li></ul><ul><li>When your teacher reads the poem show your action for each line. </li></ul><ul><li>How is your groups actions different to the others? </li></ul>
  10. 10. The End? <ul><li>That’s the end of the poems you study in class. Thank you for all your hard work. </li></ul><ul><li>I look forward to reading your competition entries. </li></ul><ul><li>From Fri Nov 26 th the “End of Course” button on Fronter will be open for you to say what you liked and didn’t like. Please could you all try to fill this in. </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks Michael. </li></ul>