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Year 6 poetry unit - Power of imagery.

Discussion in 'Primary' started by sunshine23, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. Hi everyone,

    Hope you're having a good holiday and planning is going better than mine! Just wondering if anyone has any good ideas of poms to use for power of imagery unit, which show really good examples of personifcation?

    I will be eternally grateful!
     
  2. Hi everyone,

    Hope you're having a good holiday and planning is going better than mine! Just wondering if anyone has any good ideas of poms to use for power of imagery unit, which show really good examples of personifcation?

    I will be eternally grateful!
     
  3. Personification Classics

    Below are some classic poems that contain personification. If you like the poems, click on the links below each one to find more of the poet's poems.

    Two Sunflowers
    Move in the Yellow Room.

    "Ah, William, we're weary of weather,"
    said the sunflowers, shining with dew.
    "Our traveling habits have tired us.
    Can you give us a room with a view?"

    They arranged themselves at the window
    and counted the steps of the sun,
    and they both took root in the carpet
    where the topaz tortoises run.

    William Blake
    (1757-1827)

    The Train

    I like to see it lap the miles,
    And lick the valleys up,
    And stop to feed itself at tanks;
    And then, prodigious, step

    Around a pile of mountains,
    And, supercilious, peer
    In shanties by the sides of roads;
    And then a quarry pare
    To fit its sides, and crawl between, Complaining all the while
    In horrid, hooting stanza;
    Then chase itself down hill

    And neigh like Boanerges;
    Then, punctual as a start its own,
    Stop-docile and omnipotent-
    A stable door.

    By Emily Dickinson



    The Cat & The Fiddle

    Hey diddle, Diddle,
    The cat and the fiddle,
    The cow jumped over the moon;
    The little dog laughed
    To see such sport,
    And the dish ran away with the spoon.

    By Mother Goose

    Personification

    Definition: when you make a thing, idea, or an animal do something only humans can do.

    Example

    "Wind yells while blowing"

    "Wind yells while blowing" is an example of personification because wind cannot yell. Only a living thing can yell.






    Necklace is a friend


    "Necklace is a friend" is an example of personification because Necklace is a thing, and necklaces cannot be friends. Only living things can have friends.

    SNOW


    Snow speaks to the people its
    falling above in the glooming
    sunlight.
    Its white sparkling voice
    echoes
    as it falls through
    the air.

    By Jake

    SATIN DREAMS OF INDIA


    Satin dreams of India.
    Satin dreams of being
    made into a beautiful sari.
    A warm, Wonderful sari
    Worn on an
    Indian Princess.
    Swaying in the wind.
    Satin tell us to be soft and
    gentle like her.

    By Autumn

    STARS

    Stars, bring me up with you
    Bring me to the place
    you sleep.
    How do you do it?
    Bring me to your home.
    Bring your thoughts
    to me.
    Share them
    with me.

    By Alex
    VELVET

    Velvet remembers
    how it wrapped around
    me.
    Keeping me warm
    on a snowy
    day.
    Velvet remembers
    how it laid softly
    on my bed.
    Velvet tells me not
    to forget
    it.

    By Rachael

    Try this link

    http://poetrysoup.com/search_results_form.asp?Form=Person...
     
  4. Wow, thanks a million. That's so so helpful!
     
  5. I uploaded my planning of this to the year 6 yahoo group. Many of us are working together to do the new plans. If you are nota member then you definitely should be - leave a message for Gertie Grumbles and she'll join you up
     
  6. Hi i am really struggling to plan for year 6 poetry unit 1..does anyone have any samples of medium term plans, lesson plans or suggested activities? would be really thankful!
     

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