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camel's complaint - 10 activités autour du poème de Charles E. Carryl For I Will Consider My Cat Jeoffry (spitalfieldslife.com) The Scroobious Pip by Edward Lear (1830-1888) "Bod,
My Fat Cat" - a poem The House
that Jack Built.
Cat and the Fiddle - a Nursery Rhyme (etc.usf.edu)
Animals : CONTENTS
Entraînement à la compréhension orale - Phonétique
"Poet Christopher Smart wrote the 89-line eulogy of his cat Jeoffry sometime between 1757 and 1763, while he was an inmate at St Luke’s Hospital for Lunatics in London.
You can read the story of how that came about, and the poem's entire text, at Spitalfields Life. ...
As a celebration of the work, artist Paul Bommer illustrated every bit of the poem..." (Neatorama)
"Then all the beasts that walk on the ground
Danced in a circle round and round-
And all the birds that fly in the air
Flew round and round in a circle there,
And all the fish in the Jellybolee
Swum in a circle about the sea,
And all the insects that creep or go
Buzzed in a circle to and fro.
And they roared and sang and whistled and cried
Till the noise was heard from side to side-
Chippetty tip! Chippetty tip!
It’s only name is the Scroobious Pip."
"And even spoiled the women's chats,
By drowning their speaking
With shrieking and squeaking...
`Only a scraping of shoes on the mat?
``Anything like the sound of a rat
``Makes my heart go pit-a-pat!''...
And ere three shrill notes the pipe uttered,
You heard as if an army muttered;
And the muttering grew to a grumbling;
And the grumbling grew to a mighty rumbling;
And out of the houses the rats came tumbling..."
- to illustrate noises
- with the VIDEO : Part 1 (YouTube) + Part 2
"Look at the video first. Now do the activity..."
Activity created by: Renée Maufroid
"You strange, astonished-looking, angle-faced,
Dreary-mouthed, gaping wretches of the sea..."
"If the people in your family were animals, what animals would they be?"...
Write a poem.
BACK TO :
ANIMALS : POEMS
(Updated on 14/09/2016)
camel's complaint - 10 activités autour du poème de Charles E. Carryl
For I Will Consider My Cat Jeoffry (spitalfieldslife.com)
The Scroobious Pip by Edward Lear (1830-1888)
My Fat Cat" - a poem
that Jack Built.
The Cat and the Fiddle - a Nursery Rhyme (etc.usf.edu)