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Wimborne St Giles

Church of England First School and Nursery

"We flourish not for our own sake, but so we can look outwards and give."


'Together We Grow: Together We Give' - Ezekiel 47 : 12


READING Monday 8th February 2021

Here is a poem written by Pie Corbett:


This is the Car of…

This is the car of sunlight,
as hot as molten lava.

This is the car of Siberia,
as cold as frosted stars.

This is the car of sea snakes,
as quick as a cobra’s sting.

This is the car of soap operas,
as curious as a curtain’s twitch.

This is the car of sob stories,
as false as a fool’s gold.

This is the car of sympathy,
as cosy as grandma’s teapot.

This is the car with sixth sense,
as subtle as a mind reader’s trick.

This is the car of silence,
as quiet as a librarian’s sigh.


Todays task:


 WALT: Explain and discuss your understanding of a poem


Write down your opinion on this poem.


Did you enjoy reading it?

Did you understand it or did it confuse you ? Why?

What descriptive/ poetic devices does the author use?  Does he use similes or metaphors?

Do you like it? Why? Which is your favourite line?

Which line describes your parent's car if they have one?

Would you recommend it to someone else?



Can you come up with your own example of the next line or 2 of this poem?