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Understand, interpret and experiment with sound devices and imagery, including simile, metaphor and personification, in narratives, shape poetry, songs, anthems and odes


  • discussing how figurative language including simile and metaphor can make use of a comparison between different things, for example ‘My love is like a red, red rose’; ‘Tyger!, Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night’; and how by appealing to the imagination, it provides new ways of looking at the world (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • investigating the qualities of contemporary protest songs, for example those about Indigenous peoples and those about the environment (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)

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