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The Sea by James Reeves


S2 second lesson for poetry 22-23

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1. Open question
180 seconds
Why do some people find poetry intimidating or difficult to understand?
2. Slide
60 seconds
The Sea by James Reeves was first published in 1958 The Sea by James Reeves was published in Japanese in 1962 James Reeves wrote The Sea when he was just 10 years old
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3. Word cloud
120 seconds
In one word, describe the mood of the poem 'The Sea' by James Reeves.
4. Open question
300 seconds
What emotions did you feel while listening to the poem?
5. Slide
60 seconds
In the poem The Sea, the author uses words that describe the sea as if it were a person or an animal. This is called a metaphor. For example, when he writes 'The sea is a hungry dog', he means that the waves look like a dog that is ready to eat something. Metaphors help us understand things better by comparing them to something we already know.
Metaphor in The Sea by James Reeves
6. Drawings
450 seconds
Draw a unicorn under a rainbow catching donuts with its horn
7. Open question
300 seconds
What metaphors does the author use to describe the sea?
8. Poll
60 seconds
What do you think is the most important message in James Reeves' poem, 'The Sea'?
  • The sea is a powerful force of nature
  • The sea is a source of wonder and awe
  • The sea is a vast expanse with many secrets
  • The sea is an ever-changing, unpredictable entity

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