Monday, 28 August 2017

Two Day Wonder

Two Day Wonder

There is a clever contrast between the way the poet describes yesterday and today. List all the words that give you a feeling of being sick, sad, depressed or bored.
Dragged, silent, still, dragged, sulked, yawned and garbled.
Now list all the words that describe feeling well, happy, bright and active from the second verse.
Shine, dance, better, hurry, flying, clatter, swish and gallops .
The lines from each verse match up also. List five of the opposite images. This first one is done for you.
The street stretched silent - Cars swish, skateboards clatter.
Washing dropped on the line - Shirts, sheets, socks stream in the breeze.
Clouds dragged low and slow - Clouds hurry high and flying.

The dog sulked in his bucket - The do gallops around the house.

My bike lay on the drive - My bike waits by the garage.
The world yawned and grumbled - The world shines and dances.
This is called juxtaposition. Look this word up in the dictionary and copy the definition here.

The fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect.

For reading my group had to each read a poem called "Two day wonder" after reading this poem I answered questions that my teacher Ms Kirkpatrick put on a document. I now know a new word called juxtaposition this word means when something is compered with something else that is the opposite.


  1. Great to see you learning new vocabulary using poems! What other words were new to you?

    1. There actually was one word from the poem which was sulked. The meaning for sulked is when someone is silent, morose, and bad-tempered out of annoyance or disappointment.