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Firework Poems

Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by Christine7, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. I was planning to do my poetry work this term on fireworks but can't find good examples of firework shape poems I can show the kids before they do thier own. Any suggestions?
  2. I was planning to do my poetry work this term on fireworks but can't find good examples of firework shape poems I can show the kids before they do thier own. Any suggestions?
  3. Or you could also do an acrostic one- i.e get them to write firework/ bonfire etc down the side and write a senetnce for each letter.
    Could do some fantastic collages/ paintings based on them too.
  4. Hi, I was also going to do shape poetry with my year 3s on fireworks.

    I found a good website with examples of poetry:


    This website has pictures of a possible display you could do with the work:


    This website has two short videos you could use to give the children inspiration:


    Hope thats helpful!
  5. indychick

    indychick New commenter

    This is good for year 7 up. Some questions are added at the bottom.

    By James Reeves.

    They rise like sudden fiery flowers
    That burst upon the night,
    Then fall to earth in burning showers
    Of crimson, blue and white.

    Like buds too wonderful to name,
    Each miracle unfolds
    And Catherine wheels begin to flame
    Like whirling marigolds.

    Rockets and Roman candles make
    An orchard of the sky,
    Where magic trees their petals shake
    Upon each gazing eye.

    1) Find an example in the poem of a simile.
    2) Find an example of a metaphor.
    3) What are ?marigolds??
    4) Does the poet use onomatopoeia? If so where?
    5) What is the rhyme scheme of the poem?
    6) ?Fiery flowers? is used in the opening line ? which device is this an example of?
    7) Which other devices does the poet use? Remember to give examples.
    8) Do you think the poet likes fireworks? Why?
    9) There is something strange and mysterious about fireworks. What two words does the poet use to express this strangeness?
    10) Which word best describes the movement of the Catherine Wheel in stanza two?
    11) What three colours does the poet mention?
    12) Give an example of a verb used to describe the fireworks.
    13) Give an example of an adjective to describe the fireworks.
    14) Give an example of a noun in the poem.
  6. thankyou! im doing this this week and I was thinking about getting a video for them to look at-- cheers!! xx
  7. I found a great PPT on t'internet which has firework poems, including all the sounds, which my Year 7's loved - I can send it to you, or you could search fireworks poems on Google.
  8. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Star commenter

    I've written about the excitement on Bonfire Night of a rocket who is looking forward to rocketing in space and he says: 'Earth's a wonderful place when you view it from space.' For myself, I don't like shape poems because, to me, they are not really poetry with skilful use of words at all - - but this is only my opinion. I love and write poems with rhyme, rhythm and lots of stories instead.
  9. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    When I asked the kids to do this many years ago this little gem was produced by the "awkward" child
    Whizz Bang
    Whizz Bang
    Fifty quid gone in a Bang

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