Poetry paints a picture of…?

Tuesday 23 November 2010

We’re about to start a new literacy topic on poems and as we’re still learning about Victorians, I thought we’d have a look at a Victorian poem.

Below is a poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson, a famous Victorian poet. Why not read it through and have a quick discussion with your child about what the animal the poem describes. Also, discuss the rhyming words, vocabulary and how it makes you feel?. We’re going to look at this poem in a bit more detail in class so now’s the chance to give your child a little head start.

He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ring’d with the azure world, he stands.
The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls.