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Lucie impresses her English teachers with her poem ‘The Witches Spell’.

13 July 2020  |  G Denison

As part of an exploration of the witches in Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’, students were given an optional extra task to try and create their own spell using rhyming couplets, regular rhythm and a Shakespearean language style – I am sure you will agree this is an incredibly difficult challenge!

This ‘spell’ is an outstanding submission from year 9. Lucie managed to fulfill all of the criteria and included horrific ingredients of dangerous animal body parts, just like the witches from ‘Macbeth’.

The Witches Spell by Lucie

The cauldron ready to be filled to the brim,

Green bubbles float around and swim.
Tear out the teeth of a saltwater crocodile
Shells of snails found under a woodpile
Burn the legs of a golden dart frog
Pour in tonight’s dark-grey fog
Simmer, spit, boil and tumble
Fire’s alight, and thunder rumbles
Add the tears of sabre-tooth tiger
The stripes of blond, fluffy liger
Snakes scales and scorpions sting
Stir around and start to sing.
Simmer, spit, boil and tumble
Fire’s alight, and thunder rumbles
Pot is glowing and boiling is steady,
The potion is done and the spell is ready.

Congratulations on your continued excellence Lucie!
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