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Word Choice


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In this lesson we learn about word choice in poetry and how this contributes to the meaning of a poem. The lesson consists of a detailed discussion of the words used in Sipho Sepamla’s “Adriaanspoort”. Prior to showing this lesson to your class, you may want to complete the following activity: Divide learners into groups. Give each group one stanza of the poem “Adriaanspoort”. Get each group to choose a few words from their extract and to explain to the rest of the class why they think these words were used. Learners can then compare their ideas to those that are discussed in the lesson.
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