This resource uses Kim Hoa Tram’s Pine with cranes dancing in the snow, dance in motion, 2000, as inspiration for learning about and writing poetry. Students will gain an understanding of the nature of poetry, symbolism in poetry and art, and poetry from Asia. They will practise writing poetry in different forms and explore ways to present and share their ideas.
Compare and contrast visual and written texts (poetry and painting).
Analyse and interpret the imagery and symbolism in Kim Hoa Tram’s Pine with cranes dancing in the snow, dance in motion, 2000.
Practise using metaphors and similes as poetic tools.
Practise writing poetry in various forms including haiku, tanka, shi and senryu.
Discuss how the subject matter and techniques used by an artist reflect their culture and beliefs.
Present and share poetry compositions.
This teacher resource includes activities and projects which have been flexibly designed to support learning both in the Gallery and the classroom.