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Grace Nichols introduces and reads aloud her poem 'Stormman', about a storm and its aftermath. She explains how she takes inspiration from the seaside.
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18 February 1992

Classroom Ideas

This clip is useful to exemplify some of the many language devices used in poetry such as personification like 'Stormman'; alliteration like 'flapping fling'; similes like 'size like King Kong' and metaphor ' …mad werewolf' and powerful verbs '…battering'. Discuss the effect of these and ask children to apply them in their own poems about natural phenomena such as earthquakes or volcanoes.

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