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Spotting patterns

When you read and listen to poetry, you may notice patterns in the shape and sound of the verse. Sometimes the patterns will come from repeated sounds. Rhyme and alliteration …

Student discussion: Patterns

In the second of our round table discussions, Rebecca, Elliot, Yinka-Maria and Alannah, discuss patterns in ‘Patagonia’. In their discussion, they reflect on why the author may have included certain …

What is close reading?

Close reading – the practice of reading slowly, intensely, and reflectively – can help us experience poetry on a deeper level. We call it ‘close’ reading because it brings us …

What do you feel?

The word ‘feeling’ has several meanings, all of which are important when you start to read a poem. ‘Feelings’ can refer to emotions. If someone hurts our feelings they cause …

What do you feel?

The word ‘feeling’ has several meanings, all of which are important when you start to read a poem. ‘Feelings’ can refer to emotions. If someone hurts our feelings they cause …