Saturday, May 26, 2007

Narratives and Room5


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....



[for mr woody and teachers - kids may look too]


what wikipedia says:


"Narrative poetry is poetry that tells a story.


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!

19 comments:

Kitty Kat said...

Yay a post about y fav topic...WRITTING!

Kitty Kat said...

Oh was 'the owl and the pussy cat' the poem????

shorty said...

i am in the literature circle and i think its cool (i am the literary luminary)

primprim said...

I like the owl and the pussy cat. it's one of my favourites! I've won NIE writing competitions three times! I got 1st place for a book review and highly reccomended for a poem!
I've already told you about my poem that went into the journal. I can't remember the name!
pim:P

Miss Candy said...

hiya i rota narrative poem on my blog check it out!

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Miss Candy said...

hey kate pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze advice me again, i want to get this perfect!!!!!!!!!

primprim said...

i reccomend the sight as a good book. I've just finished half and it really enthraled me. very tragic and climatic with heaps of detail.

Miss Candy said...

well done the primster!!!

Kitty Kat said...

the sight?

Kitty Kat said...

oh was thepoem read at your wedding "the highway man"?
See you all tommorrow!

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IM A ROOM5IAN said...

http://www.poemhunter.com/
is a great website about poems, check it out!

diamond girl said...

this is a great site too!

http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/

my favorite poet... Well not really poet but i love D.r Seuss books. He has loads of imagination !!!!

Miss Candy said...

the highwaymen-its g8!

primprim said...

The sight is about a pack of wolves who discover their daughter has some sort of gift. They go to forfill the prophecy and destroy evil. I probably doesn't sound interesting but my explanation is lame. Everbody dies!
pim:P

SpUdArOoNy said...

YaY blogger worked!
I love the owl and the pussy cat! it is By FAR my faveroute poem!!
it does sound like the poem you read to sasha mr woody.. about to toatlly different people running away to a land where they can be married and no one cares that they are different..
Ok well
please comment!!

mr woody said...

really good comments girls - well done for praising a poem you like, miss candy.
well done for answering the question, kk.
excellent to hear feedback from your reading group, shrty.
great to hear of your successes and preferences, prim. and the thoughts about the poem called 'the sight'. i didn't know that.

really nice analysis of the owl n the pussycat, spuddo - and yes - it was that one - but i din't read it. someone else did.

mr woody said...

oh, and nice recommendation, diamond girl - dr seuss rules!

Kitty Kat said...

oh...it sounds like a good book!