Pieces of Poetry: “its like a simile”

3 Feb

Don’t forget to record the following in your notebook for each poetry mini-lesson:

  1. A definition
  2. an example
  3. A poem you like that uses this technique
  4. Try adding a simile to your dialogue poem. Like metaphors, they can be good for adding detail to setting or the actions of characters.

Start off by checking out this neat song on similes and metaphors

TASK: Once you have written a definition, go and locate a simile in Colin Thiele’s poem “Bird in the Classroom”. On the page, write 2 or 3 sentences about what the simile is trying to emphasise. 

Now try it out…

TASK: An Ezra Pound couplet is a two line poem constructed from a simile. Follow these instructions (its the third page) on how to write one of these simple forms. 


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