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CLIP 8847

Jackie Kay - 'Red Running Shoes' (poem only)

Jackie Kay - 'Red Running Shoes' (poem only)
Key Info
Ideas for use in class
  • Review the poem with pupils. Discuss the effect of the poetic devices used. Discuss the similes used in the poem. Pupils create their own similes to describe that aspect of the poem. Discuss how the poet uses contrast in this poem. Ask pupils to make suggestions for contrasts in poems. Use as a stimulus for pupils to research the works of Jackie Kay. Compare and contrast a selection of her poems.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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