Poetry : Prayer Before Birth


Mr J Cowell

Hi I am Mr J Cowell I have over 25 years experience working in schools and colleges across the UK teaching and leading ICT & Computing. I have extensively worked with schools to deliver bespoke training to help teachers use ICT & Computing as an effective teaching and learning tool. He has recently been training teachers how to use iPads as an effective teaching and learning tool and how to develop their own resources for interactive and immersive teaching and learning and helping teachers to integrate mobile technology into their classrooms. With a robust background in an array of hardware and software I am able to deliver imaginative and learning centered training sessions involving resource creation, photography and media skills, teaching and learning delivery, Video creation, Animation, English, and App creation My main skill and focus is making the technology work for your teaching and learning in your classroom.

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Rhys Mckenna
Rhys Mckenna


The poem is a plea from an unborn child to a divine power. It suggests all the horrors that the world may inflict on him, in contrast with the wonders of nature. He will be powerless to stop himself from being used in some way for evil, for which he asks forgiveness. He prays for strength not to be made into a part of a machine, which clearly represents an army and war. If this happens, he would rather die.

Course content

  • A Dramatic Reading of the Poem

  • Mind Map the poem

  • Resources to Help

  • Language of the poem

  • Questions to help you revise

  • Point, Evidence, Explain, Analysis

  • Question for revision for Exam Prep

  • Videos to help

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