Writing poetry inspired by Shakespeare’s plays is a great way to cement understanding and celebrate learning, particularly around specific scenes. Once pupils begin to think themselves part of the scenery, their imaginations seem to more easily ‘ fill in’ the space around them, taking in not just the physical space but the atmosphere and mood in the room.
The chandelier in the Capulet’s Hall has a completely unique view of Romeo and Juliet’s first meeting and Personification Poetry is a perfect framework to capture this. The collaborative nature of the activity takes all the initial pressure off, yet every child will end up with their own original poem - and their own vision of a key moment in the play.
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