This challenge is about helping children understand some of the ways in which poetry works so well. One way is by using alliteration, linking words together which often start with the same letter , or using letters and words which have the same kind of sound, for example, ‘the small snake slid slowly down the slope’ Alliteration helps the flow of poetry, often contains rhyming words, and helps make a poem memorable. See if you can help children understand how alliteration works in poetry with this quiz.
You will need to use the search bar in Let’s Explore to discover the answers - https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/explore.
You can search using particular words or the name of the poet. Enjoy listening to the poems too.
The answers are below – no peeking until you are finished!
1. Can you find a line in Laura Mucha’s poem ‘Albatross’ where three of the words start with the letter ‘W’?
2. There are two lines in Joseph Coelho's poem ‘Miss Flotsam’ which have 6 words starting with the letter ‘C’. What are the lines?
3. What do the teapots do in Spike Milligan’s poem ‘On the Ning Nang Nong’?
4. How many words beginning with the letter ‘S’ can you find in Michael Rosen’s poem ‘Over my Toes’?
5. What do the Dobblers do in John Foster’s poem ‘The Land of the Flibbertigibbets’?
6. How are the sofas described in Chrissie Gittins’ poem ‘Dawn Meets The Queen’?
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1) ‘and wonder at the wild of the water below’
2) ‘Clothes carrying colours from countless corners of continents’
3) ‘Jibber Jabber Joo’
5) ‘dibble and dive’
6) ‘as long as stretch limousines’