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Blackout poetry

We've begun studying war poetry this week. We've enjoyed reading a variety of poems: some upsetting, some full of persuasion and some that just give us real pictures in our minds. Our favourites so far are 'In Flanders Fields' by John McCrae and 'Dulce et Decorum Est' by Wilfred Owen. These two poems were really sad but we enjoyed reading them in a strange sort of way...

 

Today, we decided to try creating some blackout poetry. This is where you take some text (in this case our favourite war poem) and literally cross out or otherwise obscure any words you don't want read. This leaves just a few keys words that form your poem - clever huh? We're still putting some finishing touches to them but, in the meantime, have a look at how we're getting on so far...

 

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