Presentation on theme: "1.To develop an understanding of the poem 2.To develop awareness of how contrast is used in poetry. Key Skills Key Skills: Communication Working with others."— Presentation transcript:
1.To develop an understanding of the poem 2.To develop awareness of how contrast is used in poetry. Key Skills Key Skills: Communication Working with others Improving own learning and performance
As the Team’s Head Brass This refers to the horse brasses on a team of horses, pulling a plough.
Fallow Charlock Furrow Clods Bough Briefly explain what happens in this poem. Branch lumps of earth a field left uncultivated for a year a yellow flowered weed a narrow trench left by a plough Match up these words to their meanings:
Highlight all the words with agricultural/natural associations. Highlight all the parts of the poem that refer to the war. Group work – Discuss whether or not this is a war poem.
What do you think is the message of this poem? – Life goes on during the war – Events in France effect what happens in rural Britain – The catastrophic events of the war are reflected in nature. How effectively does this poem convey this?
In the men’s conversation we find out that two important events have occurred on the same night. – What are they? – What is the significance of this? What is the rhyme scheme of this poem? Why do you think the poet used this scheme? Clue: it’s a conversation