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Description

The camera pans across a tranquil countryside view as Matthew Sweeney narrates his own poem 'The Field'. A flashback with sound effects helps to revisit events from a long time ago.
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First broadcast:
3 March 1992

Classroom Ideas

Discuss the effect of the rhymes in the poem 'cattle…battle', 'field …shield' and how they fit into the overall structure. Could also be used to illustrate the concept of a flashback for stories with flashbacks. The visuals could be used to provide two contrasting paragraphs describing the tranquil scene and the same place during the battle. Language could be adapted from the poem to support vocabulary development.