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St Paul's C of E Primary School

Heathside Grove

LEARNING to make a difference

Week 3

 

 

Task 1

 

Re-watch the following video of ‘The Spider and the Fly’ poem:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOjXlIqoCyo

 

In the poem, there are lots of metaphors used.

 

Metaphors compare different things.

 They suggest that two things are the same.

 

Eg. They call the spiral of the web a ‘winding stair’

 

Can you find any more metaphors in the poem?

 

Task 2

 

Here is a spider’s web.

 

 

Write a metaphor to describe:

a) its shape

b) its colour

c) its strength.

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Eg. The spider’s web is a steel rope, that it uses to entrap its prey.

 

The spider uses a metaphor to describe the fly: “Your robes are green and purple”.

 

Write three metaphors to describe the spider’s appearance.

 

 

E.g. The spider’s hairy, spindly legs were a cage around the helpless fly.

 

Task 3

 

This poem is also a fable, because it has a lesson/moral at the end.

 

What is the moral?

 

How does the spider trick the fly?

 

Why isn’t flattery (excess praise) a good thing?

 

 

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