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Expand Your Mind with Poetry Book 1

Poetic forms and devices


Expand Your Mind with Poetry Book 1 is part of a two books series designed to make poetry accessible to students at all levels of ability so it assumes little prior knowledge of poetry. Students simply need a basic knowledge of grammar such as common parts of speech and of basic language concepts such as syllables.




Part of a two books series Expand Your Mind with Poetry Book 1 introduces students to poetic forms such as shape poems, limericks, haiku and diamante poems and deals with poetic devices such as rhyme, metre, similes and metaphors.

Ages: 12-14 | Pages: 68 | Code: 5808 | ISBN: 9781927251409

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Alan Chamberlain

Alan Chamberlain was educated in Australia (University of Sydney) and in France (University of Paris-Sorbonne). He taught French and English in New South Wales before teacing and studying at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. He then worked as Associate Professor in French at the University of New South Wales and as Associate Professor in Language Education at the University of Brunei. He has also worked as an ESL/ESOL teacher trainer in Singapore and China. He is the author of a number of French textbooks in Australia and France and books on the teaching of poetry (with Vaughan Rapatahana) in New Zealand and Hong Kong.
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Vaughan Rapatahana

Vaughan Rapatahana (Te Ätiawa) commutes between homes in Hong Kong, Philippines, and Aotearoa New Zealand. He is widely published across several genre in both his main languages, te reo Mäori and English and his work has been translated into Bahasa Malaysia, Italian, French, Mandarin, Romanian, Spanish.

He earned a Ph. D from the University of Auckland with a thesis about Colin Wilson and writes extensively about Wilson. Rapatahana is a critic of the agencies of English language proliferation and the consequent decimation of indigenous tongues, inaugurating and co-editing English language as Hydra and Why English? Confronting the Hydra (Multilingual Matters, Bristol, UK, 2012 and 2016).

He is also a poet, with eight collections published in Hong Kong SAR; Macau; Philippines; USA; England; France, India, and Aotearoa New Zealand. Atonement (UST Press, Manila) was nominated for a National Book Award in Philippines (2016); he won the inaugural Proverse Poetry Prize the same year; and was included in Best New Zealand Poems (2017).

In July 2018, he participated in the Hauterives Literary Festival in France. In September 2019, he participated in the World Poetry Recital Night, in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia. In October 2019, he participated in the Poetry International Festival at The Southbank Centre, London. He also appeared at the Medellin Poetry Festival in Colombia during August 2021,

Rapatahana is one of the few World authors who consistently writes in and is published in te reo Mäori (the Mäori language). It is his mission to continue to do so and to push for a far wider recognition of the need to write and to be published in this tongue.

New Zealand Book Council Writers File is https://www.bookcouncil.org.nz/writer/rapatahana-vaugh

Contents

Introduction4
Introductory unit: What is poetry?5
Section A: Poetic forms9
Unit A1: Haiku9
Unit A2: Cinquains12
Unit A3: Diamantes15
Unit A4: Quatrains18
Unit A5: Kenning poems20
Unit A6: Limericks23
Unit A7: Clerihews26
Unit A8: Calligrammes and shape poetry28
Unit A9: Acrostics31
Unit A10: Grammatical pattern poems34
Unit A11: Post-it poems36
Unit A12: Graphic, picture or visual poems37
Teacher notes – Section A: Poetic forms38
Section B: Poetic devices44
Unit B1: Rhyme44
Unit B2: Assonance and alliteration47
Unit B3: Metre (rhythm)50
Unit B4: Similes and metaphors53
Unit B5: Personification57
Unit B6: Hyperbole60
Teacher notes – Section B: Poetic devices62
The vocabulary of poetry66