Yr11 Litpoetry 4/3/08

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Yr11 Litpoetry 4/3/08

  1. 1. Objectives: <ul><li>To further analyse‘The Field Mouse’ and ‘Storm on the Island’ </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. ‘ Storm on the Island’ By Seamus Heaney
  4. 4. So, just a bad storm then, etc etc…
  5. 5. 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>
  6. 6. 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>
  7. 7. 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…
  8. 8. DVD Clip: Commentary on ‘Storm on the Island’
  9. 9. LINKS!!!! OFF YOU GO – YOU SHOULD BE GOOD AT THIS BY NOW!

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