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TEACHING SONGS AND POETRY FOR YOUNG LEARNERS

NARRATIVE POETRY
GROUP 2: Nur Anisa binti Ibrahim Gani Marcellyn Audrey Anak Gosen Mohamad Khairun Nidzam bin Mohd Rais Mohd Ikhwan bin Ismail.

DEFINITION
tell stories. tend to be quite long and often rhyme. Narrative Poetry is found in different types of poetry such as Ballads, Epics, and Lays.

Much of poetry has its source in an oral tradition: the Scots and English ballads, the tales of Robin Hood, of Iskandar, and various Baltic and Slavic heroic poems all were originally intended for recitation, rather than reading. In many cultures, there remains a lively tradition of the recitation of traditional tales in verse formativeness. tells a story using a poetic theme. focus - pros and cons of life.

Examples of narrative poem: 1) The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge 2) The Broken-Legg'd Man by John Mackey Shaw

3) Jimmy Goes to the City by Arthur Read

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/rea ding/poetry/read/1/

Day after day, day after day, We stuck, nor breath nor motion; As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean. Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.
The rhymes and the rhythm made the stories easy to remember and pass on to other people. It tells the story of a sailor left alone on a boat when the rest of the crew dies.

"The Broken-Legg'd Man" by John Mackey Shaw


I saw the other day when I went shopping in the store A man I hadn't ever, ever seen in there before, A man whose leg was broken and who leaned upon a crutchI asked him very kindly if it hurt him very much. "Not at all!" said the broken-legg'd man.

I ran around behind him for I thought that I would see The broken leg all bandaged up and bent back at the knee; But I didn't see the leg at all, there wasn't any there, So I asked him very kindly if he had it hid somewhere. "Not at all!" said the broken-legg'd man.

"Then where," I asked him, "is it? Did a tiger bite it off? Or did you get your foot wet when you had a nasty cough? Did someone jump down on your leg when it was very new? Or did you simply cut it off because you wanted to?" "Not at all!" said the broken-legg'd man. "What was it then?" I asked him, and this is what he said: "I crossed a busy crossing when the traffic light was red; A big black car came whizzing by and knocked me off my feet."

"Of course you looked both ways," I said, "before you crossed the street." "Not at all!" said the broken-legg'd man. "They rushed me to the hospital right quickly, "he went on, "And when I woke in nice white sheets I saw my leg was gone; That's why you see me walking now on nothing but a crutch." "I'm glad," said I, "you told me, and I thank you very much!" "Not at all!" said the broken-legg'd man.
http://www2.nkfust.edu.tw/~emchen/CLit/Broken-legged_Man.htm

Jimmy Goes to the City by Arthur Read


Jimmy was a happy ape Until some hunters caught him He liked the jungle better than The city where they brought him The city was louder The city was meaner Even the dirt in the jungle was cleaner So Jimmy made a daring escape!

The hunters were suddenly minus one ape! He climbed the tallest building Because from there he'd see How far away the jungle was From the middle of the city. Jimmy jumped into a passing plane But the pilot didn't wait for him to explain Jimmy flew back to the jungle And told his ape friends in their lair "The city's okay for a visit But you couldn't make me live there."

http://pbskids.org/arthur/games/poetry/narrative.html