Narrative poetry

This week we have been beginning to look at narrative poetry. Narrative poems tell a story using a range of figurative language. The key features of a narrative poem are that it tells a story and includes carefully chosen vocabulary. Additionally, it should follow a rhyming pattern and is separated into stanzas.

How are these key features different from story writing?

We have learnt a narrative poem based around the story of Hansel and Gretel. We have also discussed the vocabulary used and began to look at some of the features. Next week, we will identify the key features of narrative poetry in this poem and then perform it using tone and expression. Below is a section from this poem.

Challenge: Write your own piece of narrative poetry based on a traditional fairy-tale like Hansel and Gretel. You can do this on paper or in your homework books and give your poems to Miss Gittings when completed.

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