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Performance poet Valerie Bloom performs her poem 'Whose Dem Boots' for a group of children. The poem uses Jamaican patois to create a distinctive rhythm and rhyme.
This clip is from:
Rhythm, Rap and Rhyme
First broadcast:
5 February 2007

Classroom Ideas

Ask the class to watch the clip and discuss the repetition used in the poetry and the effect it has. Consider who the boots could potentially belong to and whether they think it is a good or bad character, using the clues in the poem. Using their ideas and their imagination, the children could write a poem using the same structure and poetic devices, such as repetition to create a poem from the viewpoint of the person wearing the boots.