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Yr11 Litpoetry 3/3/08

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Yr11 Litpoetry 3/3/08

  1. 1. Objectives: <ul><li>To further analyse‘The Field Mouse’… </li></ul><ul><li>To be able to explore links with the other poems </li></ul>
  2. 2. The AOs: <ul><li>Critical, sensitive response to the poems using textual evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Explore how language, structure and forms contribute to meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Consider different approaches and interpretations </li></ul><ul><li>Explore and evaluate relationships and comparisons within and between the poems </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHAT MIGHT WE ASSOCIATE WITH THIS ANIMAL?
  4. 5. Reading: ‘ The Field Mouse’ by Gillian Clarke
  5. 6. So, it’s just about a rather unfortunate mouse in a field, then?
  6. 7. Now, look at the historical context sheet I have provided you with. How does this add to your understanding and interpretation of the poem?
  7. 8. What if I hadn’t made you aware of the historical context? Can we only interpret the poem by referring to the war in the former Yugoslavia?
  8. 9. Attitudes, feelings, ideas: <ul><li>CONCERN </li></ul><ul><li>ANGER </li></ul><ul><li>GUILT </li></ul><ul><li>FEAR </li></ul><ul><li>HORROR </li></ul>
  9. 10. Language: <ul><li>Why might we say that the title of the poem is ‘deceptively simple’? </li></ul><ul><li>Refer back to your notes from Friday’s exercises </li></ul>
  10. 11. Language: <ul><li>Choose a line you feel has particular ‘power’ </li></ul><ul><li>Express, in detail, why this line stands out to you </li></ul><ul><li>Link with overall message/feelings in the poem </li></ul><ul><li>Offer alternative interpretations if you can </li></ul>
  11. 12. ‘ Storm on the Island’ By Seamus Heaney
  12. 13. So, just a bad storm then, etc etc…
  13. 14. Language Focus: <ul><li>‘ Storm on the island’ </li></ul><ul><li>Islanders face up to a storm </li></ul><ul><li>Harshness of their existence </li></ul><ul><li>Violence and power of nature </li></ul>
  14. 15. Cross reference: <ul><li>Link your close language focus to another Lit poem </li></ul><ul><li>Consider themes of ‘power’, ‘loss’ and ‘nature’ </li></ul><ul><li>Remember your terms for degrees of certainty and similarity/difference </li></ul>
  15. 16. Sonnet is full of enthusiasm and joy: the sun is ‘beaming’; the flowers stain their surroundings with ‘gold’; the lake is ‘clear’. ‘Beaming’ not only suggests that the sun is shining brightly, but also hints at a personification of the sun smiling broadly on the world, and making people smile with happiness in response. However, in Heaney’s ‘Storm on the Island’ nature is presented at its most powerful and violent…
  16. 17. DVD Clip: Commentary on ‘Storm on the Island’
  17. 18. LINKS!!!! OFF YOU GO – YOU SHOULD BE GOOD AT THIS BY NOW!

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