Monday, 28 August 2017

Poem - 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. Yawned, Silent, Dragged, Sulked, Grumbled, Drooped, Still,

Now list all the words that describe feeling well, happy, bright and active from the second verse. Shine, Dances, Better, Swish, Gallops, Hurry, Flying, Clatter,

The lines from each verse matchup also.   List five of the opposite images.  This first one is done for you.
The street stretched silent, footpaths still. - Car swish, skateboards clatter.
1. The dog sulked in his basket. - The dog gallops round the house.
2.Clouds dragged, low and slow. - Clouds hurry, high and flying.
3.The world yawned and grumbled. - The world shines and dances.
4.The bike lay on the drive - My bike waits by the garage.
5. Washing dropped on the line. - Shirts, sheets, socks, stream in the breeze.

This is called juxtaposition.  Look this word up in the dictionary and copy the definition here.
  1. To put things that are not similar next to each other.

Today for Reading Ruru read a poem called Tow Day Wonder. It had two parts to the story which was talking about how the day was yesterday and today. After reading the story we had to list all the words that gives us feeling of being sick, sad, depressed or bored. There were six words in the story. One of the words was Sulked. After that we had to do the same but we had to do it to the second part of the story. The fun part was matching up the verses from both parts of the story. One example is The world yawned and grumbled which was from the first part of the story and - The world shines and dances which was in the second part of the story. They are similar because they talk about the world. At the end we had to look up the work juxtaposition on a dictionary. I learnt that juxtaposition means to put things that are not similar next to each other.


  1. Looks like you got a lot out of this poem. Do you enjoy doing the poetry activities?

  2. I enjoyed reading this poem. I think reading poems is amazing.