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CLIP 12307

A reading of the poem Clever Trevor by Benjamin Zephaniah

A reading of the poem Clever Trevor by Benjamin Zephaniah
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Key Info
  • A reading of the poem Clever Trevor by Benjamin Zephaniah
  • Duration: 00:47
  • The poet Benjamin Zephaniah describes how he used to think nurses were women, police were men and poets were boring, until he became one of them. He then performs his humorous poem Clever Trevor, which describes how a footballer scores and celebrates a goal, and expresses confusion about how the footballer acts and what he does.
  • Subject:

    Literacy

       Topic:

    Poetry

  • Keywords: Recital, poetry, performance poetry, humour, Clever Trevor, Benjamin Zephaniah
Ideas for use in class
  • Could be used in a discussion about poetry, recital and performance. Learn and recite this/other poems. Can be usefully used in conjunction with 12312, 12313 and 12305
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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