This introduction to poetry provides over 100 thematically grouped poems in a variety of styles. Activities such as discussions, games and performances help students understand the meaning, form and language of poetry and reinforce the main message of the book - that poetry is fun!
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Playing with Words
Telling Stories 13
Painting Pictures 26
Making You Aware 41
Expressing Thoughts and Feelings 57
PART TWO 6 Creating 69
Alan Riddell alliteration aural ballads Billy Rose Bomb Charles Causley choose Chris Wallace-Crabbe Colin Thiele couplet crazy create creative dead discussion dn UP dn Donald Justice Dreams effect emphasise example eyes feel Five million four to six free verse groups of four Hal Summers hear inspire Ironbark James Reeves Jenny Joseph kids Leslie Norris limerick little football fans Look metaphor Midnight Miroslav Holub Miss Wing mood morning Mulga Bill pairs park pattern pauses Peter Peter Kocan photograph phrases picture poet's poetic prose or poetry published reading guidelines reflective regular rhyme RESPOND 1 Write rhyme and rhythm Riley ROGER McGOUGH Share your findings similar simile simple six students small groups song sound stanza STEVE TURNER tactile imagery there's things think the poet three poems Timothy Winters University Press visual image whisper whisper whisper whole class wind Words Were Birds worms