Incendiary literary devices in Delia
Students at Delia School recently delivered a blast of culture in the village via the phenomenon of ‘Poetry Bombing’. Residents awoke last week to find nuggets of written poetry stuck onto public buildings and prominent sites across the village.
Grade 12 English Students researched their favourite poets and poems and then wrote snippets from these poems onto ‘Post-It’ notes which were then stuck around the village one afternoon. The community centre, the Delia Café and the village offices were some of the sites ‘bombed’.
A number of villagers took the time to read the poetry and complimented the students on the idea. According to Shaun Fielding, one of the English teachers at Delia, “This was a simple and effective opportunity to bring the school and the community a little closer together, whilst, at the same time, increasing everyone’s appreciation of poetry. It appears to have been a success and maybe it has inspired that poet in us all to leap to the surface.”
Student Saige Hall, proudly displays her poetry bomb of a student’s truck.