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A poet comes to visit!


What a great start to the week! We've recently been revisiting our poetry skills in our English lessons and we were amazed on Monday morning when the poet Joseph Coelho came to visit our class! We were really fortunate to participate in his poetry workshop. He started off the morning by performing some of his poetry to us. We loved taking part and creating our own lines for his poem.


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After that, he shared with us his top tip for creating powerful poetry... MOREAPS!


Metaphors


Onomatopoeia


Rhyme


Emotion


Repitition


Alliteration


Personification


Similes


He then showed us how to create a spider diagram which brainstormed vocabulary associated with the topic of our poem. We had to think about what makes us happy... friends, family, sports, chocolate... anything! 


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We had a range of exciting ideas which we then turned into a poem. We will be working on editing our poems now so that we can enter them into a poetry writing competition ran by The Stamford Arts Centre. Winners get money to spend on books!


To find out more about this inspiring poet, take a look at his website:


http://www.thepoetryofjosephcoelho.com/

Posted by: The Teachers on: 15/01/2018

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