Poem writing, Brain hurting, Thought provoking KENNINGS LO: To learn what a kenning is and write examples of our own.
What is it ? A kenning is a way of describing something using clues rather than just saying what it is. Each line is two words long. Bible reader Prayer Giver God Follower Heat giver Light maker Tan provider
The word kenning comes from the Viking phrase kenna eitt við. That means "to express a thing in terms of another"
How do I write one ? It is not as hard as it seems. First think of something you want to be the subject of your Kenning. Such as….em…. A bus driver
Next... Think about what the subject does…. • Gives tickets • Takes money • Steers the bus • Follows a route • Drives carefully • Watches the road
Finaly... Compose your poem…. Ticket giver Money taker Wheel turner Route follower Careful Driver Road watcher
Can you guess what these examples are?
Paw lickerDay dreamerMilk drinkerBall chaserDog haterMouse chaserStroke lover
Ball chaser Crowd pleaser Fast runner Sneaky diver Corner taker Goal scorer Mate hugger
Nappy changer Dinner maker Face kisser Big hugger Mistake forgiver Money giver Taxi driver
Challenge setter Whistle blower Coffee drinker Board writer Book ticker Big yawner Children helper
Now look at these that my class wrote… Hard workers Book lovers Sticker winners House-point getters Homework haters By Cory Year 3 STUDENT
Horse Great jumper Water drinker Straw eater Strong walker Race runner By Hollie Year 4
Great scorer Nice passer Good shooter Tattoo wearer Enthusiastic kicker By Melvin Year 3 David Beckham
Animal worrier Night mover Meat eater Paw licker Prey hunter Woods dweller Moon howler By Ryan Year 4 WOLF
Now it's your turn ! GET WRITING !