Analysis tyres

(p.404) key moment

No, they can see the War is near!

War is really happening in front of their eyes!!

Love and War get interconnected (p.404-405)

Specularit: he feels reflected on the body of a young boy (son of butcher’s)

Climax: point of no return, hw finally feels involved/touched

(P.405) Description of the «act» full of emotional.

The narrator feels alive!

Ending (p.407)


He is alive but dead inside

Feels guilty: narrator: stagnation, he never grew out of it, senseless life

He spends the rest of his life for his mistakes


A narrator telling his memories (flashback)

Tone: sad, depressing, romántica, guilty

He couldn’t move on


Love and War, rite of passage, guilt

Lion heart


1. Read the poem.

2. Look up words in the dictionary

3. Who is the writer?

4. Check what the merlion is. Find a photo to illustrate your post in your blog.

5. Watch the following videos and take notes to analyse the poem in detail.

6. Can you say this poem is about love? If so, love for what/whom?



2. Dappled: with spots

crests: top of a wave

bud: a flower

teased: make fun of

ivory: elefant tooth

sinews: tendon in meat

runes: characters of an ancient alphabet

heralding: anounce/message man

amid: in the middle of

shroud: a cloth or sheet in which a corpse is wrapped for burial.

beheld: see/ovserve

sheen: shine

haunches; human anatomy

squall: wind storm

crackling: chispiant

snugly: combortable

sapling: young tree

swaddled: rub up tightly

3. The writer of the poem is Amanda Chong. She is from singapore.

4. The merlion is mythical creature with a lion’s head and a body of a fish.


6. Yes, the poem is about love. Is about love towards the country Singapure.

Art proyect

In the art class I am doing a proyect about the colors. I am using differen types of paints. Like pencils, crayons, water painting, acrílic, etc. Here I leave you some of my drawings.

En la clase de arte estoy haciendo un proyecto acerca de los colores. Estoy usando distintos tipos de pinturas, como lápices, crayones, acuarelas, acrílico, etc. Acá les dejo algunos de mis dibujos.

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