A collection of poems about the wind, the sea, the people, and the animals of the Caribbean....
|Title||:||Under The Moon & Over The Sea: A Collection Of Caribbean Poems|
|Format Type||:||Other Book|
|Number of Pages||:||471 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Under The Moon & Over The Sea: A Collection Of Caribbean Poems Reviews
This is an excellent collection of Caribbean Poetry, edited by the renowned authors John Agard and Grace Nichols. There are various themes, including weather, nature, the sea, family and food. Many of the poems are written in the Caribbean dialect. At times I did find this difficult to read and pupils may also struggle. Yet, this can be easily overcome by watching videos of performances or even inviting poets into school to perform their poetry to pupils.
Having studied John Agard's 'Half-caste' poem for GCSE English I was suprised and intrigued to see his name on the suggested authors list for the literature pre-course reading for PGCE. With this in mind I borrowed 'Under the Moon and Over the Sea' from the library. 'Under the Moon' is a wonderful collection of Carribean poems from a number of poets. I enjoyed Agard's 'Flying Fish' and also Benjamin Zephaniah's 'I Love Me Mudder...' (probablly more suited to secondary school pupils due to the reference to 'weed')This collection of poetry would make for a great talking point when discussing the topic of other cultures. It is interesting to read some of the poems how the poet would have spoken them - with a Carribean 'twang'. Use of language such as 'De' to replace 'The' and missing out the 'g' on words like shoppin' and sinkin' really bring these poems to life. I imagine these would be great fun to read to a class or group putting on the heavy accent!
One of the things I liked about this collection of poems was that each section was illustrated by a different person, which helped to separate the different themes - the illustrations throughout were full of vibrancy and colour, and accompanied the poems well. Not only did the poems take me to another place, and even make my mouth water when I read about the tropical fruit, but I also felt that I learnt a bit about Caribbean culture, and found the poems interesting as well as entertaining.
- - True reflection on culture- Illustrations reflect poems: children could decipher plot of poems through illustrations- Repetitive- Some poems were in the dialect of the country, so could be hard for children= challenging read
I think this book is great for children to begin exploring in the first grade level. Its a book that does not require for them to have a great understanding of big words. It also brings culture awareness , and lets children explore the concept of personification. Also, lets them find the way of how things can have human characteristics.
This anthology of Caribbean poems is divided into five sections. As you read each poem, you can almost taste the coconut and pineapple and coconut flavors and feel the sparkling sea. The illustrations are modern and vivid. I did notice that the Caribbean dialect comes through and also there is mention of rum...which may be inappropriate for some young readers.
This collection of poems is about the different cultural aspects and people of the Caribbean. This book is great for introducing different cultures into the classroom and learning how others livening the Caribbean.
I received this book as a gift when I was a child and loved it. I just recently started searching for the name of the book because although I had forgotten the name, I could still remember lines from the poems and vividly remember the illustrations.
A delightful collection of short evocative poems about the Caribbean - the sea, the beaches, food... and all beautifully illustrated by emminent Caribbean artists. Not only does it describe the life and soul of the Caribbean but it empathises with many children's ideas and imagination of how they percieve these features. It really does make you want to visit, look, taste, listen and feel.