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CLIP 10298

Arun Kolatkar - 'An Old Woman'

Arun Kolatkar - 'An Old Woman'
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Key Info
  • Arun Kolatkar - 'An Old Woman'
  • Duration: 03:49
  • A partial reading of Arun Kolatkar's poem 'An Old Woman' interspersed with comments on how the poet writes. He comments on the importance of the visual aspects of the poem as well as how it is structured. This is followed by a complete reading of the poem with traditional images interspersed with a modern interpretation.
  • Subject:

    English

       Topic:

    Poetry: World and Cultures

  • Keywords: Arun Kolatkar, An Old Woman, images, identity, poem, poetry, culture
Ideas for use in class
  • To get the class to focus on the use of images within the poem. It would also be a useful clip to get pupils to discuss the different interpretations of the poem that are shown in the modern dramatisation.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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