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CLIP 6468

Matthew Sweeney - 'Fishbones Dreaming' (poem only)

Matthew Sweeney - 'Fishbones Dreaming' (poem only)
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Key Info
  • Matthew Sweeney - 'Fishbones Dreaming' (poem only)
  • Duration: 01:32
  • A reading by the writer Matthew Sweeney of his poem 'Fishbones Dreaming'. Starting from the point of view of a set of fish bones as it lies in a rubbish bin, the poem follows the fish back through when it was on a plate ready to be eaten, being stored in a freezer and when it was caught by a fishing boat, before concluding with the fish happy in its natural environment. The poem promotes understanding of the process of bringing a fish to the plate.
  • Subject:

    Literacy

       Topic:

    Poetry

  • Keywords: poem, poetry, Matthew Sweeney, fishbones, fish
Ideas for use in class
  • Use as a model for writing own poems. Create audiovisual poems and present to an audience.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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