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The Listeners by Anne E.G. Nydam
"Is there anybody there?" said the Traveller,
Knocking on the moonlit door
The Listeners by Walter de la Mare (1912) is a wonderfully atmospheric narrative poem. My adapted version is shorter but stays close to the original. The evocative image by Anne E.G. Nydam will also help with comprehension.
Ask students to focus on the image (onscreen or via worksheet). What can they see? What do they think the poem is about?
Play adapted version. Ask students to focus on general comprehension. What happens?
Play adapted version again - with students reading the text. Answer quick check questions.
. Play Edward Sargeant animation of the original. What differences do they notice?
The Listeners - Adapted text/worksheet
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