Pagne des fiançailles

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Pagne des fiançailles

Contributor: Steven Fawkes

Language of text: French
Type of text: Poem
Author or source: Charles Ngandé
Intended age of students: Key Stage 3/4
Source reference: Book: Neuf Poètes camerounais

Extract :
............. Habille-la de vin de palme
Habille-la de mimosa
Habille-la d’argile blanche
Habille-la de peau de lion
Habille-la de vert
Habille-la de rouge
Habille-la de jaune.

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This poem from Cameroun takes the form of a list, with each line starting
Habille-la ...

An images of pagnes is attached.

Exploration of the text can begin from familiar vocabulary (colours etc.) and speculation :
peau de lion
vin de palme

Teacher can explore the imperative , and move on to
Habille-le, etc.
and on to
Donne-moi, etc.

Francophonie text

The verse can be a writing frame
How would you give instructions for dressing someone for a special occasion or performance

Topics or themes:

Imperative + object pronoun

Reading aloud

How much time required:

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