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Imtiaz Dharker performs her poem, 'The Right Word', in an urban setting.
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Poets in Person
First broadcast:
6 May 2011

Classroom Ideas

Can be used to explore the use of an extended metaphor of the child, gradually moving from 'lurking' in the shadows, to coming out of them and into the home of the speaker in the poem. How and why is this device used and how is it effective? Students could complete a 5 W's analysis of the extended metaphor. The five W's are who, when, where, what and why. 'How' is often added to the set. Students then finish, by writing a short summary of how effective they think the extended metaphor is in the poem.

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