Poetry Enthusiast


General Details

You are going to produce a project. This will be at least 3 pages long and will contain a mixture of text, pictures and diagrams. You must try to use your own words and not just ‘copy and paste’ information. This is really important – you need to understand the information in your project and you may be asked questions about it. The project is to be handed in by 30th March. It can be done in a file, an exercise book or ‘loose’ pages. You can type it, or write it. Staff will then mark the project and decide whether it is a ‘merit’, ‘graduate’, or ‘honours’  pass. Good luck.

Some information you may like to include:

     You might want to include some, or all, of the following information


  1. Read some of Edward Lear’s limericks. Learn one and then try to produce your own limerick.

  2. Complete a mini-project about your favourite poet.

  3. Explain the ‘vocabulary of poems’ such as: alliteration, metaphor, verse, stanza, rhyme, pathetic fallacy etc. You may want to use some examples from real poems.

  4. Copy out and illustrate your favourite poem. Briefly explain why you like it so much.

  5. Learn as much as you can from one of these poems:
  • The Owl and the Pussycat – Edward Lear

  • The Jabberwocky – Lewis Carroll

  • If – Rudyard Kipling

  • Skimbleshanks –the Railway Cat – T.S. Eliot

  • Honours

    If you want to try for an Honours pass in this project, you may be asked questions about the sections in red.

    Review of Websites (this may be really important if you want to achieve an ‘honours’ pass)

Find 2 or 3 ‘child friendly’ websites about this subject (eg.www.poetryfoundation.org/resources/poet-laureate) Review some of these websites. Which has been the most useful for you? You may want to explain this by including ‘screen shots’ of your selected websites. As always, if you do not have your own computer, please feel free to go to our ‘study club’.