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Shrinking Violet

Shrinking Violet

by James Brown 

illustration by Sarah Wilkins

This sophisticated poem plays with the natural tension created when a poem’s form doesn’t seem to match the content. James Brown’s jaunty use of structure and rhythm challenges the reader to understand both what the poem is about and why the author made the decisions he made.

Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2020

Learning area: Health and Physical Education

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 8

Category: Fiction

Related titles: See TSM

Topics: anxiety, confidence, emotion, expression, identity, language, metaphor, poem, poetry, self-esteem, wellbeing

In: School Journal Level 4 November 2020

Publication date: November 2020

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