Mountain Peak

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By Harriet Earispoet

This Welsh poem describes the view from a mountain top, comparing the hills to the body of God sleeping. Its rich imagery can be used in work on similes

This Welsh poem is rich in imagery, including an initial simile. It complements Poster 2 in Literacy Time Ages 7 to 9 January 2008, How to… write similes , and ties in with the issue’s Mountain theme.The poem describes the view from a mountain top, comparing the hills to the body of God sleeping.

Preparation

Provide images (photos and/or film) of different views over mountains and hills (including some Welsh hills, if possible), different weather conditions and seasons. Have ready images of other landscapes to provide a stimulus for the children’s own poems – eg, cliffs, coastlines, Giant’s Causeway, field of flowers, sand dunes.

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