You need to have JavaScript enabled to view this video clip.

Description

Poet Paul Cookson performs his own poem 'We Are Not Alone'. The poem features a distinctive rhythmic beat, rhyming pattern and metre.
This clip is from:
Rhythm, Rap and Rhyme
First broadcast:
5 February 2007

Classroom Ideas

This clip can be used to study rhythm, rhyme and repetition in poetry. Ask the children to watch the clip and discuss the rhythm, rhyme and repetition and the effect it has in the poem. Using their imaginations, ask the children to consider what the ‘something out there looking at you’ mentioned in the poem could be referring to. Using the same rhythm, rhyme and repetition as identified in the poem, the children can write their own poem about the 'being' that is mentioned in the poem as ‘something out there looking at you'.