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Reading Poetry: 'Summer Images'

In this worksheet, students read an extract from the poem 'Summer Images' by John Clare and analyse how he uses language to explore the key themes of the text.

'Reading Poetry: 'Summer Images'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Understand Meaning

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Writers choose words to create a particular atmosphere.

Read this extract from Summer Images by John Clare and answer the questions in the worksheet:

 

 

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Me not the noise of brawling pleasure cheers,

In nightly revels or in city streets;

But joys which soothe, and not distract the ears,

That one at leisure meets

In the green woods, and meadows summer-shorn,

Or fields, where bee-fly greets

The ear with mellow horn.

 

 

The green-swathed grasshopper, on treble pipe,

Sings there, and dances, in mad-hearted pranks;

There bees go courting every flower that's ripe,

On baulks and sunny banks;

And droning dragon-fly, on rude bassoon,

Attempts to give God thanks In no discordant tune.

 

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