Poetry Revision. “Cousin Kate” and “Hitcher”. Today. Beth Burnard Sara K Emily Smith Rhiannon Blackburn-Roberts Kassandra Brunner Ben H Brandon S Damian G. Yesterday. Beth Burnard Sara K Emily Smith Rhiannon Blackburn-Roberts Kassandra Brunner Damian G Amie S-D Sophie G
“Cousin Kate” and “Hitcher”
When do you think this poem was written?
Who is the voice?
What is the tone of the voice’s speech?
Find an example of an image used in the poem that has a powerful effect on the audience…
Is there any language that is particular to the STYLE of the poem?
Poem slightly ballad-like: ‘woe’ etc
Is there any language that helps to particularly CHARACTERISE the VOICE?
What rhyming patterns are present? Every other line rhymes
What kind of rhythm does this create? – Balad / Song-like
What is the effect of this rhyming pattern? Why has it been used?
- Helps to emphasise the comparison between the two women – read lines as couplets eg contrast between ‘dust’ and ‘gold’ , ‘me’ and ‘you’ repeated to highligh comparison
What structure does it have?
Explore how Armitage presents his ideas about conflict and violence in “Hitcher”.
Rhyme and Rhythm
Form and Structure