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CLIP 6503

Liz Lochhead - 'Kidspoem, Bairnsang' (poem only)

Liz Lochhead - 'Kidspoem, Bairnsang' (poem only)

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Key Info
  • Liz Lochhead - 'Kidspoem, Bairnsang' (poem only)
  • Duration: 01:58
  • Liz Lochead reads her poem 'Kidspoem' or 'Bairnsang' - a poem written in both Scottish and English dialect. The first section of the poem is in Scottish dialect and the second section in standard English over a monochrome backdrop of an old school and children at play. The poem ends with a coda about the assumption that writing poems assume that poets are '...posh, grown up, male, English and dead.'
  • Subject:




  • Keywords: accent, dialect, standard English, Scottish, poetry
Ideas for use in class
  • A stimulus for discussing accent, dialect and standard English.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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