ILLUSTRATING A POINT

Wilm writes: It is lots of fun to illustrate Myles’ poems! For this one, because it’s all about the figure of the Matador I thought it would be funny to draw the Matador in lots of different sort of silly poses.

The Matador is a funny character. If you look at pictures of him he looks very proud and full of himself but at the same time he seems very awkward and silly.

MATADOR MATTERS

Myles writes: I don’t really use my dictionary much anymore. I used it a lot as a school pupil but that was before the invention of the Internet! Now if I want to check a word I log on to the oxford dictionary website.

DICTIONARIES

But I do still use two paper based dictionaries. One is my Russian to English dictionary because I’m learning to speak Russian. The other is my Rhyming Dictionary. It’s a brilliant book if you are trying to write poems and run out of rhymes.

MAXIMUM RHYME!

When I wrote this poem I decided to set myself a challenge – to use as many rhyming words as possible! The key word was matador. I used my rhyming dictionary to look up all the words that rhyme with it. Then I worked on fitting them all into one poem and in a way that made sense (that’s the hard bit).

READ THE POEM

Here’s the end result. We hope you enjoy the poem and the illustrations:

What Matters to a Matador

What Matters to a Matador

What Matters to a Matador

What Matters to a Matador