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Read the first part of the poem "It's a Hard Road" and choose the word that in your opinion completes the rhymes.

I jumped on the train
I left this old town
I escaped the {rain;pain;chain}
I'm no longer down;
The wheels start to turn
My worries are gone
I have lots to {learn;earn;burn}
About the trail that I'm on
  As I look around
I see my new {friend;trend;band}
I know I am bound
To travel till the end
I'll travel south and I'll travel {north;west;east}
I'll travel east and I'll travel {west;south;north}
I just want to find the road that is best


1. Think about the title and the main subject.
(What does it promise?). Read the poem through and decide about its main subject (What is the poem about?).

2. Now, read the poem again. Decide on the poem’s situation.
(Who is talking? Where is he/she? How does he/she feel?). Decide on the poet’s attitude towards the subject. Is the author serious, humorous, or ironic? Copy /paste the poem in a word document, and analyse it by highlighting the parts of it to underline the points in the poem that support your answers.

3. Consider the form.
Does it rhyme? Is the poem divided into {stanzas;a stanza = In poetry, a stanza is a division of four or more lines having a fixed length, meter or rhyming. Stanzas in poetry are similar to paragraphs in prose. Both stanzas and paragraphs include connected thoughts and are set off by a space. The number of lines varies in different kinds of stanzas but it is uncommon for a stanza to have more than twelve lines.}? What verbs did the poet use? Are there difficult and confusing words? Are there examples of {figurative language;figurative language = It can be found in literature and poetry where the writing appeals to the senses. It can do this by giving a word with a specific meaning, by comparing two things in such a way that you find the comparison interesting or by using words that have unusual constructions or sounds. There are many types of figurative language. Some include the use of a specific type of word or word meaning such as: Simile (busy as a bee), Metaphor (time is money), Personification (the sun greeted me this morning), Hyperbole (You could have knocked me over with a feather.), Symbolism (Using an apple to represent education.)} ?

Now, read the second part of the poem and type in the words that in your opinion best complete it.

The train it did slow
I'm in a new place
The moonlight does glow
On my tired face
It's time for me
To try and find a bed
  It's time for me
To rest my weary head
Morning is here
There's sorting to do
I'll sound sincere
With my goodbye to you

Next, listen to the whole poem to get the impression of its theme and the key idea.

Finally, read the poem online by doing {a Google search;Google for the online poem by writing Liam Hughes, It's a hard road in the search engine. You can print it out. Read it, learn it by heart (at least your favourite part) and recite it in front of the class.} for it and answer these questions.
What is the poem about?
How does the author sound?
What is his/her main point?
What is the poem like?

List some figures of speech and explain their meaning. What part of the poem reflects the feeling of everlasting travelling?

Learn the poem or part of it by heart and recite it in front of your class. You can even write a poem about a topic of your own choice or write a short essay about it in your notebook.