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'Hour' by Carol Ann Duffy

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Miss McCann

on 10 February 2013

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Transcript of 'Hour' by Carol Ann Duffy

How would you relate your chosen words to the theme of love and relationships? Learning Objective Having zoomed in on one image
invoked by the poem, now let's look
at the stanza it appears in.

Spend 5 minutes in pairs discussing the cards and arrange them into your own stanza. At the moment, there is no right or wrong answer.

Consider the following questions:

‘Which semantic fields are evident in this stanza?’

‘Will you group similar images together, or spread them out?’

‘Where will you place references to “limbs” and “hair” in your stanza?’
Having now explored one stanza,
listen to the poem in its entirety.

Create a visual representation of your response to
images in the poem.

How does the imagery in the poem link to love and relationships?
How does the sound of the poem affect your interpretation
of its images?

Small sketch? Arc of key words? Flow chart?

Use the blue post-it in front of
you to write a short, concise answer to the following question:

‘How does imagery reflect the relationship explored in “Hour” by Carol Ann Duffy?’

Stick your post-it on to the whiteboard. Plenary To explore the significance of imagery in interpreting relationships in ‘Hour’ by Carol Ann Duffy. Extension question: ‘How will punctuation and capital letters affect your placement of the phrases?’ To explore the significance of imagery in interpreting relationships in ‘Hour’ by Carol Ann Duffy. Learning Objective Reminder Semantic Field An image, theme or idea suggested
by interrelated words in a text.
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