Poetry Then and Now: Approaches to Pre-Twentieth Century Poetry, Paperback

Poetry Then and Now: Approaches to Pre-Twentieth Century Poetry Paperback

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This anthology contains a range of pre-20th-century and contemporary poems for Key Stage 3 students.

Old and modern poems are juxtaposed to give students a route into pre-20th-century poetry.

Activities such as group discussion and role play help make the poems accessible.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
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  • Category: English language & literacy
  • ISBN: 9780435140434



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Characters: Dad and some bystandersSetting: ParkTheme: It only takes something funny to lighten peoples' dayGenre: ComedySummary: The poem in this book being reviewed is titled "Daddy Fell Into the Pond" by Alfred Noyes This is a short poem about first the people the area are gloomy and seem like they are not having a pleasant day. As soon as the narrator's father falls into the pond, everyone around lightens up and is more merrily. It also talks about taking an image what was happening and how everyone around could not hold themselves calm. Audience: ChildrenCurriculum ties: Ties to comedy and humor. Personal response: In a public place, it is sometimes difficult to adjust to an environmetn when you see everyoen around your being gloomy and not enjoying their day. But it is great when something happens to break that silence. I think that this occasionally happens in the elevator because that is when everyone tries to be silent. But as soon as someone says something silly or acts in a way that is not quiet, you get a reaction that will break the silence.