To begin thinking a little more deeply, and peel back the layers of meaning in what we read and write, Class 6 have been looking at some wonderful poetry. We began with The Highwayman, thinking about the use of repetition and onomatopoeia, then I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. We looked at her use of metaphors, and how the poem can be interpreted as universal, before looking at the history behind it, including Sympathy by Paul Lawrence Dunbar. Finally, we looked at If You Forget Me by Pablo Neruda, where we looked at personification and his use of language to express intangible feelings. We learnt excerpts by heart and also wrote our own poems.
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What did you think made these poems stand out?