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How not to climb a tree

Ashgrove School Writing Group


up the trunk


"I’ll beat you”


on a bird’s nest


through branches


to the hard ground


your radius

Some things to notice about this poem.

This poem was created by first building a list of seven ways to climb a tree and picking one to develop into a poem. We used lively verbs and then searched for words that sounded really good. We decided to set our poem out in a column to emphasise the falling and also to look like a tree trunk. :)

Ashgrove Young Writers: Stella, Pearce, Jodee, Mackenzie, Aston, Millie, Tanith, Hannah, Rebecca, Philippa

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