In this lesson, students will learn how to recognize the features of narrative poetry. Narrative poetry is a form of poetry that tells a story, often using the voices of both a narrator and characters; the entire story is usually written in metered verse.
1. NARRATIVE POETRY WALT: -UNDERSTAND THAT NARRATIVE POEMS TELL A STORY. -UNDERSTAND THE LAYOUT THAT CAN BE USED IN NARRATIVE POETRY. -READ A NARRATIVE POEM AND UNDERSTAND ITS STORY. -WRITE OUR OWN NARRATIVE POEM.
2. WHAT IS A NARRATIVE POEM? • A poem that tells a story. • Has a beginning, middle and end. • Uses a range of poetry techniques for effect.
3. WHAT ARE THE FEATURES OF A NARRATIVE POEM? • A narrative poem has some features in common with a narrative story. • In most cases a narrative poem will: • Tell a story, have a setting, have a character, use good description, contain action. • It is also worth remembering that a narrative poem may: • Rhyme, use more figurative language, have repetition, have less writing than a story.
4. POETRY TECHNIQUES – YOU MAY COME ACROSS THESE WHEN READING NARRATIVE POETRY • Simile A simile describes something or someone ‘like’ or ‘as’ something else. Example: ‘She was as white as a ghost’ • Alliteration Alliteration is the repetition of the same starting sound in several words of a sentence. Example: ‘Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper.’ • Rhyme A rhyme is a word that is identical to another in its terminal sound. Example: ‘Cat and Hat’ Example 2: ‘While and Mile’ • Rhythm Rhythm refers to the pattern of sounds made varying the stressed and unstressed syllables in a poem.
5. AN EXAMPLE OF NARRATIVE POETRY • On the next slide you will see an example of narrative poetry. • It is called ‘Skippy the naughty kangaroo’ and it is written by Luke Thomas French. • I want you to read through the poem and then together we will read through the questions that follow.
7. 1. Who are the main characters? 2. What features of narrative poetry can you note in the poem? Narrative poems tell a story and tend to be long, with multiple verses; they usually rhyme, with a relatively easy rhyme and rhythm structure to make it easier to recite aloud. 3. What is happening in this poem? What story is it telling?
8. • Each group will have a narrative poem that they will read and answer questions on. • The main objective for today’s learning is to gauge whether you understand what a narrative poem is, the structures it uses, and, if you can read and interpret the story being told. • Tomorrow’s task will allow you to create your own narrative poem.