LO: I can write a spell inspired by Shakespeare's own spell from the play Macbeth .
The play 'Macbeth' features one of the most famous spells in English literature:
Double, double toil and trouble,
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake,
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
Read this spell out loud. What do you notice about the rhyming pattern and the rhythm? For the ingredients lines, use your fingers to tap to each of the syllables. How many syllables are there in each line?
Did you notice that there are rhyming couplets?
There are also seven syllables in each of the ingredients lines. Following the same structure, could you create your own witches spell? Use the opening and closing lines from Shakespeare's spell, but change the ingredients. Have fun finding different rhymes!
When you have finished, say it aloud or even act out your spell in role as a witch!
Don't forget to send your spells to me!