Due: Thursday, 12th March
Read the story about a British couple, whose boat (and home), the Cao Ila, drastically set on fire.
Write a short, narrative poem (a poem that has a story), about a similar disaster – whether real, made up, or based on an actual event – and either a natural disaster, or to do with a disastrous voyage of some form.
You can see how Matt Harvey has turned this event, into a poem: http://www.mattharvey.co.uk/archive/caolila-poem-saturday-live-110212
Grade D: Write a short poem which tells of the event itself, whether a blaze, a tsunami, a storm or a hurricane. This should contain similes/metaphors that describe the weather, and some aspect of how you felt as the person experiencing it.
Grade C: Write a poem which shows the onset and finally, the end of the destructive event, using enjambment to give a sense of frenzy and pace, while using caesura to show any pauses
Grade B/A: Write a 3-part (these can be 3 stanzas) narrative poem which takes the reader through the following 3 sections of a disastrous voyage: 1) Setting off; 2) the Terrible Event; 3) the aftermath/resolution.