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Liz Lochhead introduces and reads her poem, 'View of Scotland / Love Poem'. She explains that, when asked about making a film to accompany the poem, she made the point that she had gone to a lot of trouble to create images through the words used; a film would perhaps be unnecessary or inappropriate. Key words in the poem are picked out and displayed as it is read.
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First broadcast:
16 October 2009

Classroom Ideas

This clip would be valuable to anyone studying this poem or poetry in general. Is Liz Lochhead right in wishing to resist a visual interpretation of her poem? In which circumstances can pictures (still or moving) add to a poem? Why have the makers of this clip selected certain words? Students could be asked which words they would select for special treatment.