The Convergence of the Twain

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The Convergence of the Twain is a poem by Thomas Hardy, on the theme of the Titanic. The poem is written in sets of three rhyming lines and uses expressive language to create images. It describes the wreck and the aftermath of the fate of the ship, then flashes back to the voyage and the disastrous event itself. Click on the ship’s wheel to learn historical background information or facts about sea life, as well as writing prompts linked to this theme. With vivid imagery and some challenging vocabulary, children may need to be guided through this to begin with. It is important that children have previous knowledge of the Titanic to help their comprehension with this poem.

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