Hide and Seek by Vernon Scannell. Before he got into poetry he spent time in tough occupations including boxing and the army. He took part in the D-Day landings. He was interested in writing poems about war and childhood. Themes. Childhood Excitement Loneliness
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They'll probably be searching the bushes, near the swing.Whatever happens you mustn't sneezeWhen they come prowling in.
- See if you can find images that fit these categories.
Lines 1 and 2 – Repeated ‘c’ sounds.
Line 3 (and through the whole poem) – Repeated S sounds. (The fancy name for which is sibilance.)
This might sound like the sea at time – where in particular?
Repeated use of consonants to create serious deep tones – ‘d’ in dark for example.