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Josephine Butler

1828 – 1906

Warm-up: what sort of music was Josephine Butler?

This exercise helps you to see people afresh.

If you were to describe yourself as a type of weather, what would you be? A moody storm or a light-hearted mix of sun and wispy cloud? Are you a tornado, a gale or a breeze? Drizzle or downpour?

What colour would you be? What animal? What hairstyle? What car? What music? What building? What time of day are you?

Jot down some ideas, with your own name as the poem’s title.

Now look at this image of a Victorian hero.

The woman’s likeness is carved from beautiful, expensive white marble. Look closely at the details of the carving.

What piece of music would this woman be? What type of book? What type of weather or animal? What piece of furniture? What type of shoe? What food? Why?

Write your ideas under the title ‘Josephine Butler’.

Try writing about your other heroes in the same way!

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