Today’s Poetry Challenge

Morning Rhino Class,

Fancy a challenge?

Today I would like you to have a go at writing a special type of poem called a Kenning.

Kennings were first used in Anglo Saxon times. The famous Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf uses many kenning phrases, for example:

  • Body = bone-house
  • Ship  = wave-floater

Today, we can use Kennings to describe everyday people, animals and objects, for example a kenning about a dog could be:


and so on……

Can you write a Kenning poem about the squirrel in the video below? Remember each line of the poem needs to contain only two words (noun – er verb) e.g risk-taker. Remember to send your poems via Class Dojo and I can post them on the website to share. Have fun!

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