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Success in NSS Poem Skills. Rhymes. A rhyme is a word which has the same last sound as another word. e.g.Rain and pain Sing and ring Right and bite Cry and sigh. Note that the last sound of a rhyme does not necessarily spell the same as another word. Read the poem. Hong Kong

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Success in nss poem skills

Success in NSSPoem Skills


Rhymes

Rhymes


A rhyme is a word which has the same last sound as another word

A rhyme is a word which has the same last sound as another word.

e.g.Rain and pain

Sing and ring

Right and bite

Cry and sigh

Note that the last sound of a rhyme does not necessarily spell the same as another word.


Read the poem

Read the poem.

Hong Kong

We all love our city Hong Kong

So how about writing a song?

We can tell of her joys,

Her fun and her toys;

We can shout to the people

From the top of a steeple;

There’s nowhere quite like Hong Kong!

How many pairs of rhyme are there?


Which words should be put in the poem

Which words should be put in the poem?

My Classmates

John is tall and jolly

He loves to play about;

His girlfriend is called (1)-

They hold hands when they go (2)!

Molly

out

(1) Jenny, Amy, Molly, Grace

(2) shopping, out, home, along


Which words should be put in the poem1

Which words should be put in the poem?

Anna’s talking in the house

Everything she loves to share.

Seeing a cockroach or a (3),

She screams and stands up on a (4)!

mouse

chair

(3) rat, mouse, fly, beetle

(4) sofa, table, chair, bed


What words should be put in the poem

What words should be put in the poem?

Bob is kind and (3),

He does his work without wait;

Kate’s smart but forgetful

Her homework’s always (4)!

helpful

late


Listen to stanza 4 and answer the question

Listen to stanza 4 and answer the question.

In stanza 1, ‘jolly’ and ‘Molly’ are two rhyming words. Find one word that rhymes with ‘hair’ in stanza 4.

_______________

there


Alliteration

Alliteration


Alliteration means some words starts with the same sound

Alliteration means some words starts with the same sound.

e.g.Ben buys a book

a jar of jam

sweet smell of success

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers

Alliteration can make an expression more catchy.


Read the poem1

Read the poem.

Merry Children

We’re all cheerful children

Singing songs every day.

Whenever we are free

Exciting games we love to play.

We’re all friendly children

Helping each other every day.

Whenever good or bad things happen

Warm words we love to say.

How many examples of alliteration are there?


Read the poem and answer the question

Read the poem and answer the question.

Couch Potato

In the morning I see a fairy

Playing games with Peter Pan.

In the afternoon I see a cook

Frying sausages in a pan.

At night I see a Chinese bride

Smiling sweetly in her sedan.


Success in nss poem skills

Line 2: ‘Playing games with Peter Pan.’ is an example of alliteration.

Find another example in the poem.

____________________________________

Smiling sweetly in her sedan.


Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia


Onomatopoeia is using words of sounds

Onomatopoeia is using words of sounds.

e.g.meow (the sound of cats )

ring (the sound of telephone )

splash (the sound of water )

smash (the sound of breaking glass )

These words are usually used as verbs and nouns to show the sounds of action.

e.g.He rings Cherry to ask her to the party.

There were severalsplashesof paint.


Read the following words aloud

Read the following words aloud.

crunchdripwoof

bangquackmurmur

slurpbeeproar

whisperpopcrackle

ding-dongmunchhiss

What sounds do the other words refer to?

Which are the words about talking?

Which are the words about eating?

Which are the words about animals?


Read the poem and answer the question1

Read the poem and answer the question.

Storm

I stay at home during the storm

When the rain goes out to play.

Pitter-patter, pitter-patter

The rain sings happily all day.

Cars splash rainwater on the street

Making people wet in this way.

Thunder also wants to join the rain

It roars as if saying ‘Hurray!’


Success in nss poem skills

1.Find two words in the poem which sound like the noises of water.

_____________ and _____________

splash

pitter-patter

2.Find one word in the poem which sounds like the noises of thunder.

_____________

roars


Metaphors

Metaphors


A metaphor says something is another thing because of their similarities

A metaphor says something is another thing because of their similarities.

e.g.Newspaper is my spiritual food.

A rainbow is a bridge in the sky.

Do you know the similarities between the two things?

e.g. newspaper = food

(Both can feed a person.)

rainbow = bridge

(Both stretch across two places.)


Read the poem2

Read the poem.

My mum

My mum is the sun

Giving me strength and energy.

My mum is a lighthouse

Guiding a boat in the sea.

My mum is a fire

As warm or fierce as she can be.

My mum’s words are medicine

Sometimes bitter, but good for me.

How many examples of metaphors are there?

What are the similarities between ‘my mum’ and these things?


Similes

Similes


A simile says something is like another thing because of their similarities

A simile says something islike another thing because of their similarities.

e.g.Simon is as cunning as a fox.

Her tears drop like falling rain.

Do you know the similarities between the two things?

e.g. Simon = fox

(Both are cunning.)

her tears = rain

(Both are falling continuously.)


Read the poem3

Read the poem.

My mum

My mum is like the sun

Giving me strength and energy.

My mum is like a lighthouse

Guiding a boat in the sea.

My mum is as warm as gentle fire

But as fierce as it gets out of control.

My mum’s words are as bitter as medicine

But they are always good to me.

How many examples of similes are there?


Read the poem and answer the question2

Read the poem and answer the question.

Time

Time is a doctor

With a magic to heal.

The farther it passes by

The less painful people feel.

Time is money

With it you can gain a lot.

But it flies like an arrow

Ask it to stay? We cannot.


Success in nss poem skills

1.Line 1: ‘Time is a doctor’ is an example of metaphor. Find another example in the poem.

__________________________

2. Find an example of simile in the poem.

__________________________

Time is money

But it flies like an arrow


Summary

Summary

When you read or listen to a poem, pay attention to:

  • Rhymes

  • Alliterations

  • Onomatopoeia

  • Metaphors

  • Similes


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