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CLIP 8828

Brian Patten - 'A Boat in the Snow' (poem only)

Brian Patten - 'A Boat in the Snow' (poem only)
Key Info
  • Brian Patten - 'A Boat in the Snow' (poem only)
  • Duration: 01:23
  • Poet Brian Patten reads his poem 'A Boat in the Snow' to a group of children.
  • Subject:




  • Keywords: Brian Patten, poetry, imagery, boat, snow, arctic
Ideas for use in class
  • Explore the imagery in the poem with pupils. Discuss their meaning and the images that the poet is attempting to create in the mind of the reader/listener. Share other Brian Patten poems with the pupils. Are there similarities or recurring themes in his poems? Share pupils' responses to poems by Brian Patten. Pupils research the poems of Brian Patten independently. Present their findings about their own favourite Brian Patten poem and the poetic devices he uses in it. Pupils produce their own poems about a boat in the Arctic. Work collaboratively to develop imagery for the piece.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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