Calligrammes and the ties that bind

I found this this afternoon as part of a useful post on how to use war poetry in MFL

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And rather liked it. As she explains it came from a period when poetry was beginning to be a written rather than oral medium, and so poets could experiment with how things looked on the page.

Follow the link above for some super examples of students’ work writing poems in French related to war.

Anyway, apart from being a nice piece of work, I approve of the sentiment in the words.

That painful tie you wear, decorous and civilised: take it off if you want to breathe.

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