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What is a poem…

A poem is a piece of writing that is written in verse form.
It uses imaginative language to express feelings and ideas.
It usually incorporates a literal and figurative meaning and
some writing techniques, which known as literary devices
such as metaphor, personification, simile, imagery and so on.

Elements of a Poem…

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BACKGROUND
 Poet’s background
 Subject matter
 For whom the poem is

written

SETTING
 Time
 Place

PERSONA
 The speaker in the

poem

MORAL VALUES
 What we can learn

from the poem

 Place

THEME(s)
 Main idea(s)

STRUCTURE &
STYLE

 Arrangements of
lines

 Choice of words

TONE & MOOD
 The persona’s voice or

attitude
 The overall feeling of the

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SAD I AMS
BY TREVOR MILLUM

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Practice 6

Complete the crossword puzzle below.

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Match the adjectives with nouns in the poem. The lists of words are given in the table below.

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Practice

i-think

Nouns : liquid paper, cola can, action man, stapler, scrapings,

Adjectives : unwashed, empty, toothless, severed, dried-up

Adjective
s

Nouns

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Accept any logical answers

a. He compares himself with the ring of a drink can, scrapings from a
porridge pan and the broken part of a discarded toy.

b. These things can be found in the household.
c. It has not been washed and has leftovers in it.
d. The two reasons are it could have been pulled out by a child playing

with it and the toy could have been faulty.

a. The gum is gone.
b. Alliteration
c. They would feel frustrated
d. i. Main characteristic is that they are disposable and unwanted things.
ii. Perhaps the persona feels unwanted too.

a.It is filled with dirt.
b. The battery is flat
c. It is discarded because the tread has worn out

d. i. Recycle and reuse
ii. Give to the one in need (accept any possible answers)

a. Teenager/old people/elderly people
b. I will keep it as a pet/ I will take the stray to the animal shelter/I will
feed the stray.

(accept any possible answer).
c.Advice that is useful but tends to be ignored by people.

d. Choose any two of these:

1. We should be positive about our status in life.
2. We should learn to recognize and value our abilities and possessions.
3. We should keep faith with our family.
4. We should have confidence in ourselves.
5. We must be grateful for what we have rather than yearning for

something different.
6. We must show our appreciation to those who have helped us

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PT3 PRACTICES

Practice 1

Practice 2

Practice 3

Practice 4

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a. A child
b. Stationery

c. He feels neglected.
d. I think the persona is an elderly person who feels unwanted. This is
because the
persona associates himself with many old and unwanted things.

a. Severed
b. It means to be without motion or power/ not working
c. Perhaps because the persona is an elderly person and has old-
fashioned opinion
about things.
d. The persona has made extreme comparisons which is not likely to
happen within

a family. As an orphan it is possible for the persona to feel unwanted,
unloved and neglected.

a. They will keep/ throw/ recycle the things.
b. It has been forgotten
c. Perhaps the book is not interesting.
d. Liquid paper that is dry will dirty rather than erase the writing that is
being
cleaned. The liquid paper pen should be capped at all times when not in
use.

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Practice 5

Practice 6

Practice 7

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