SO, you've just spent a whole term writing a wicked narrative based on your adventures on Kakepuku - now we've discovered Mr Woody might actually like poetry - so, can you help him to learn about the famous poets and the most renowned narrative poems?
Inchcape rock is one such poem - one group of expert reader Room5ians has begun to learn about literature circles - they may help guide us through the tricky task of unravelling some of the English speaking world's greatest writing....
http://www.schoollink.org/csd/pages/engl/narrativ.html lesson plans for narrative poems
[for mr woody and teachers - kids may look too]
what wikipedia says:
Narrative poetry is among the oldest, and perhaps the oldest, genre of poetry. Many scholars of Homer, from Quintus Smyrnaeus forward, have concluded that his tales of the Iliad and Odyssey were composed from compilations of shorter narrative poems that related individual episodes, and which were more suitable for an evening's entertainment."
the link above has some of the famous narrative poems in it - one of them was read at my wedding to my darling beloved Sasha :-)
can you guess which one?
the following link has a lesson for us to do in class [or at home]
have fun, young bards - you are the best!