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Description

The poems 'The School Bell' and 'Spaghetti' by Frank Flynn and 'The Beach' by William Hart-Smith are read over a visual background. Craig Charles discusses how the poets have used simile and metaphor to create images.
English Express
This clip is from:
English Express, How Can I Describe It?
First broadcast:
23 February 1993

Classroom Ideas

Revise the difference between simile and metaphor and, using examples from 'Spaghetti' and 'The Beach', discuss how the techniques are similar and different. Use objects or artefacts and ask children to describe them using simile or metaphor and discuss which is most effective. Use these comparisons in a poem on a given theme.