Foyle Lesson Plan: Poetry as call to arms

Ashley Smith uses a feminist themed poem by Phoebe Stuckes to teach repetition, rhetoric, and 'call to arms' poems.  At a glance: feminism, imperative mood, repetition for effect, emotive language, literary tradition.

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Foyle Lesson Plan: Poems inspired by Art

Ashley Smith uses a poem by Dominic Hand to show students the relationship between a poem and a piece of art which inspired it. At a glance: art, description, narrative, perspective, imagery, the senses.

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Poetry and the mind

In response to a Foyle winning poem by Matthew Broomfield, Ashley Smith explores a troubled mind written as an inner monologue. At a glance: mental health, music, experience, poetic forms.

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Poetry as eulogy

Ashley Smith uses a poem by Phoebe Boswall to inspire writing a poetic eulogy. At a glance: memory, the sense, friends and family, alliteration, literary heritage poets.

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Writing a personification list poem

This activity uses Flora de Falbe's poem 'Five things about the lake' and Sylvia Plath's 'Mirror' as stimulus for writing a list poem personifying an inanimate object. At a glance: personification, Sylvia Plath, comparing texts, prose poems, list poems.

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