Out Of The Blue, by Simon Armitage

After watching the filmed reading of the poem (accessible via the following URL: Out of the Blue, Film Interpretation) the students explored some of the language devices that made it such an affecting thing to watch and listen to.

Their task (as outlined below) is to write a paragraph that explores how one of the features they discovered strengthens the poem.

Here is an example of the kinds of features the boys found in their first reading of the poem:

Year 11 - Out of the Blue - First Pass - Initial Analysis

Author: Christopher Waugh

“Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.” (Katherine Mansfield)

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  1. this was really helpful

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