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Acrostic Poem

Black and white illustrated lion.
Illustrated birds eye view of a carnival.

by Tim Upperton

illustrated by Simon Waterfield

In this poem about writing poetry, Tim Upperton subverts the form of the acrostic to show what can happen when the words and ideas are let free. This is a poem that speaks to students’ experiences as readers and writers of poetry and makes it fun.

Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2018

Learning area: English

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 6

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: acrostic poems, animals, extended metaphor, figurative language, poetry, wildlife parks

In: School Journal Level 3 August 2018

Publication date: August 2018

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