• Poetry In Action

    19 May, 2017


    We had ‘Poetry in Action’ come to St Gregory’s College and a ‘poetry play’ to us that was very engaging. My thoughts are that it was original and unique as it was specifically made for us. It was not some play that was presented to all years. I was engaged right from the very start until the end. It had humour and some interesting facts about poetry.


    What it was about:

    The purpose of the performance was to entertain us and teach us about the five main characteristics of poetry. They described this by using a unique script on a thing called ‘poetry zombies’. A person that has had all imagination stripped from their mind. Thus, they cannot write or think of poetry forcing them to use clichés. The protagonist went from poet to poet to find the five main characteristics of poetry that they use to fight the antagonist.


    The run of the story:

    A famous poet creates a poem, which is so good that it makes a thing called the paper tiger. The paper tiger wants to take all of the poetry from the world to make it his own. To do this he must create a poetry zombie apocalypse. The zombies take all of the poetry out of a person and sends it to the paper tiger. A soldier (poetry soldier) is sent to beat the paper tiger but is bitten by a poetry zombie. They heal her in time but she cannot remember anything about poetry. She is teamed with a young teenager and sent to learn about poetry. They go through tumbles, scares and laughs to find out the five main characteristics about poetry. They finally collect all the poetry knowledge and verse the paper tiger in which they come out victorious.


    Things we learnt:

    I learnt from ‘Poetry in Action’ about the five main characteristics of poetry and their uses. The five main characteristics of poetry are imagery, theme, rhyme, rhythm and tone. Imagery is used to make the reader picture the scene in their head. Theme is the most important; you need to know what setting the poem is in. Rhyme is you guessed it, the rhyming used in someone’s poem. Rhythm is the way the poem plays out. Tone is the last one, which is how you are playing out your poem and what the language is like. These five main characteristics were put into the play, and were not just another add on as they were explained to us with pride as well as passion.



    It was an amazing play and I cannot wait for next year’s performance. I would highly recommend this group to other high school students. It was awesome and like other people to see this. I would give it six over five for my rating.


    By Thomas Graham (Year 7)













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