English Literature KS4 / GCSE: Imtiaz Dharker performs This Tide of Humber
Imtiaz Dharker performs a section of her poem This Tide of Humber.
The poem, being performed at Middleton Hall in Hull, was written as a commission for the Hull, City of Culture celebrations.
This clip is from the series Contains Strong Language.
Pupils could create a chart of themes they think the poem covers, and how Imtiaz’ use of language and pace supports or enables this.
As a vocal exercise, pupils could look at whether the meaning of the poem changes from being read on the page to being read aloud.
Does anything else jump out at them which they hadn't previously noticed?
This topic is relevant for teaching English Literature at KS4 & GCSE/National 4 & 5.