Due: Wednesday, 15th April
Read ‘Hawk Roosting’, by Ted Hughes: http://www.educationquizzes.com/gcse/english/poetry-hawk-roosting/
Using the Slow Writing technique, as below, construct a poem about a British animal of your choice.
C/D Grade: You need to write from the 1st person, and be sure to create a strong sense of imagery through carefully chosen and ambitious vocabulary (can you use the thesaurus here?) http://www.thesaurus.com/
B/A Grade: Convey a real sense of mood and tone throughout the poem, and look try and write 2 parts, using different ‘poetic voices’/perspectives. (Maybe the animal, and a human.)
- Rule Number 1: This is a slow writing exercise.
- Ruler Number 2: This is a SLOW writing exercise.
- Rule Number 3: This is a DRAFT.
- Rule Number 4: Double space your writing. (This looks like t h i s.)
- Rule Number 5: You must start your first point/sentence with a present participle (that’s a verb ending in ‘ing’) e.g. ‘Considering’; ‘Listening’.
- Rule Number 6: Your second sentence must contain only three – four words.
Rule Number 7: Your third sentence must contain a semi-colon.
- Ruler Number 8: Your fourth sentence must be a rhetorical question.
- Rule Number 9: Your fifth sentence will start with an adverb (a word that describes a verb in terms of PLACE; TIME or MANNER e.g. boldly; hourly; daily; angrily; quickly; foolishly; bravely etc.)
- Rule Number 10: Your sixth sentence will contain a simile.