Zohab Zee Khan - Ode to Drought - Environment Poetry Slam- Spoken Word Poem
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Zohab Zee Khan - Ode to Drought - Environment Poetry Slam- Spoken Word Poem

SYDNEY IS IN DROUGHT In Sydney we’re surrounded by water but we are actually in drought. When I hear ‘drought’ I think of the outback and red cracked earth. I don’t think of Bondi Beach or Parramatta or Sydney Harbour. Yet ALL of Sydney is in drought. Right now, every drop of water makes a difference. So be the change. I’m extremely proud to have worked in partnership with Sydney Water on this project. Drop a comment below and let me know what you think. ------------------------------------ FOLLOW → patreon: http://patreon.com/zohabzeekhan → website: http://zohabzee.com → facebook: http://facebook.com/zohabzeekhan → instagram: http://instagram.com/zeemoneysupercool → twitter: http://twitter.com/zohabzee ------------------------------------ Filmed & Edited by Zohab Zee Khan ------------------------------------ ABOUT Zohab Khan is a performance poet, educator, motivational speaker, didgeridoo player and hip hop artist. Zohab has built a formidable career in spoken word poetry, culminating in taking out the title of the Australian Poetry Slam Champion in 2014 and co-founding The Pakistan Poetry Slam in 2015. As a 4th generation Australian of Pakistani heritage and having been raised in regional Australia, Zohab has channeled his distinct life experiences into stories with the intent to educate. He seamlessly integrates Urdu and Punjabi into his work as he confronts a range of social issues. Zohab’s high energy and powerful words have left countless inspired. ------------------------------------
Imagine - Zohab Zee Khan
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What is the Cobra Effect - Fun Facts - Learning through storytelling - Zohab Zee Khan
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What is the Cobra Effect - Fun Facts - Learning through storytelling - Zohab Zee Khan

Today's video is another storytelling video. I've started a new series that I call Zohab's Favourite Facts. The Cobra effect is one of my favourite annecdotes full of lessons for everyone. I make regular videos so make sure you like, subscribe and let me know what you think about my videos with a comment. ------------------------------------ FOLLOW → patreon: http://patreon.com/zohabzeekhan → website: http://zohabzee.com → facebook: http://facebook.com/zohabzeekhan → instagram: http://instagram.com/zeemoneysupercool → twitter: http://twitter.com/zohabzee ------------------------------------ Filmed & Edited by Zohab Zee Khan ------------------------------------ ABOUT Zohab Khan is a performance poet, educator, motivational speaker, didgeridoo player and hip hop artist. Zohab has built a formidable career in spoken word poetry, culminating in taking out the title of the Australian Poetry Slam Champion in 2014 and co-founding The Pakistan Poetry Slam in 2015. As a 4th generation Australian of Pakistani heritage and having been raised in regional Australia, Zohab has channeled his distinct life experiences into stories with the intent to educate. He seamlessly integrates Urdu and Punjabi into his work as he confronts a range of social issues. Zohab’s high energy and powerful words have left countless inspired. ------------------------------------ A famous anecdote describes a scheme the British Colonial Government implemented in India in an attempt to control the population of venomous cobras that were plaguing the citizens of Delhi that offered a bounty to be paid for every dead cobra brought to the administration officials. The policy initially appeared successful, intrepid snake catchers claiming their bounties and fewer cobras being seen in the city. Yet, instead of tapering off over time, there was a steady increase in the number of dead cobras being presented for bounty payment each month. Nobody knew why. Realising that the cobra bounty converted the snakes into valuable commodities, entrepreneurial citizens started actively breeding them (a similar and well-documented event happened with the French who tried to eradicate rats from Hanoi). Under the new policy, cobras provided a rather stable source of income. In addition, it was much easier to kill captive cobras than to hunt them in the city. So the snake catchers increasingly abandoned their search for wild cobras, and concentrated on their breeding programs. In time, the government became puzzled by the discrepancy between the number of cobras seen around the city and the number of dead cobras being redeemed for bounty payments. They discovered the clandestine breeding sites, and so abandoned the bounty policy. As a final act the breeders, now stuck with nests of worthless cobras, simply released them into the city, making the problem even worse than before! The lesson is that simplistic policies can come back to bite you. The next time you hear a politician proclaiming a simple fix to a complex problem, check for the feedback cobras lurking in the bushes!
What is Personification? Poetic techniques - How to write better poetry with Hip Hop examples
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What is Personification? Poetic techniques - How to write better poetry with Hip Hop examples

Personification is a powerful poetic device. In the following video, I use examples from hip hop and pop culture. Examples in this video include, Mos Def, Kanye West, Nas and others. I make regular videos so make sure you like, subscribe and let me know what you think about my videos with a comment. ------------------------------------ FOLLOW → patreon: http://patreon.com/zohabzeekhan → website: http://zohabzee.com → facebook: http://facebook.com/zohabzeekhan → instagram: http://instagram.com/zeemoneysupercool → twitter: http://twitter.com/zohabzee ------------------------------------ Filmed & Edited by Zohab Zee Khan ------------------------------------ ABOUT Zohab Khan is a performance poet, educator, motivational speaker, didgeridoo player and hip hop artist. Zohab has built a formidable career in spoken word poetry, culminating in taking out the title of the Australian Poetry Slam Champion in 2014 and co-founding The Pakistan Poetry Slam in 2015. As a 4th generation Australian of Pakistani heritage and having been raised in regional Australia, Zohab has channeled his distinct life experiences into stories with the intent to educate. He seamlessly integrates Urdu and Punjabi into his work as he confronts a range of social issues. Zohab’s high energy and powerful words have left countless inspired. ------------------------------------ Definition of Personification Personification is a figure of speech in which an idea or thing is given human attributes and/or feelings or is spoken of as if it were human. Personification is a common form of metaphor in that human characteristics are attributed to nonhuman things. This allows writers to create life and motion within inanimate objects, animals, and even abstract ideas by assigning them recognizable human behaviors and emotions. Personification is a literary device found often in children’s literature. This is an effective use of figurative language because personification relies on imagination for understanding. Of course, readers know at a logical level that nonhuman things cannot feel, behave, or think like humans. However, personifying nonhuman things can be an interesting, creative, and effective way for a writer to illustrate a concept or make a point. For example, there is a series of children’s picture books by Drew Daywalt in which boxed crayons are personified. The first book, “The Day the Crayons Quit,” uses personification to allow the crayons to express their frustration at how they are (or are not) being used. This literary device is effective in creating an imaginary world for children in which crayons can communicate like humans. In addition, the author is able to initiate interesting concepts such as conflict resolution and the importance of art through the use of personification. Difference Between Personification and Anthropomorphism Personification is often confused with the literary term anthropomorphism due to fundamental similarities. However, there is a difference between these two literary devices. Anthropomorphism is when human characteristics or qualities are applied to animals or deities, not inanimate objects or abstract ideas. As a literary device, anthropomorphism allows an animal or deity to behave as a human. This is reflected in Greek dramas in which gods would appear and involve themselves in human actions and relationships. In addition to gods, writers use anthropomorphism to create animals that display human traits or likenesses such as wearing clothes or speaking. There are several examples of this literary device in popular culture and literature. For example, Mickey Mouse is a character that illustrates anthropomorphism in that he wears clothes and talks like a human, though he is technically an animal. Other such examples are Winnie the Pooh, Paddington Bear, and Thomas the Tank Engine. Therefore, while anthropomorphism is limited to animals and deities, personification can be more widely applied as a literary device by including inanimate objects and abstract ideas. Personification allows writers to attribute human characteristics to nonhuman things without turning those things into human-like characters, as is done with anthropomorphism. Common Examples of Personification Here are some examples of personification that may be found in everyday expression: My alarm yelled at me this morning. I like onions, but they don’t like me. The sign on the door insulted my intelligence. My phone is not cooperating with me today. That bus is driving too fast. My computer works very hard. Examples of Personification in Speech or Writing Here are some examples of personification that may be found in everyday writing or conversation: My heart danced when he walked in the room. The hair on my arms stood after the performance. Why is your dog pouting in the corner? The wind is whispering outside. That picture says a lot. Her eyes are not smiling at us.
How to come up with exciting unique ideas for poems - Teacher Poetry resource workshop exercise
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How to come up with exciting unique ideas for poems - Teacher Poetry resource workshop exercise

Thinking up ideas for poems can be difficult. This is an exercise that I use from time to time with my workshops in schools. If you found this useful please do let me know. I make regular videos so make sure you like, subscribe and let me know what you think about my videos with a comment. ------------------------------------ FOLLOW → patreon: http://patreon.com/zohabzeekhan → website: http://zohabzee.com → facebook: http://facebook.com/zohabzeekhan → instagram: http://instagram.com/zeemoneysupercool → twitter: http://twitter.com/zohabzee ------------------------------------ Filmed & Edited by Zohab Zee Khan ------------------------------------ ABOUT Zohab Khan is a performance poet, educator, motivational speaker, didgeridoo player and hip hop artist. Zohab has built a formidable career in spoken word poetry, culminating in taking out the title of the Australian Poetry Slam Champion in 2014 and co-founding The Pakistan Poetry Slam in 2015. As a 4th generation Australian of Pakistani heritage and having been raised in regional Australia, Zohab has channeled his distinct life experiences into stories with the intent to educate. He seamlessly integrates Urdu and Punjabi into his work as he confronts a range of social issues. Zohab’s high energy and powerful words have left countless inspired. ------------------------------------ 🎵MUSIC🎵 HICAP - DRAKE X LIL BABY TYPE BEAT BNB Productions → https://youtu.be/7hMB81ZDjbs ------------------------------------
1000 Subscriber Update!!! Where have I been??? Zohab Zee Khan
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1000 Subscriber Update!!! Where have I been??? Zohab Zee Khan

I took a little break from uploading videos this last month as I've been busy with a new project. A quick little life update and poetry reminder. I make regular videos so make sure you like, subscribe and let me know what you think about my videos with a comment. ------------------------------------ FOLLOW → patreon: http://patreon.com/zohabzeekhan → website: http://zohabzee.com → facebook: http://facebook.com/zohabzeekhan → instagram: http://instagram.com/zeemoneysupercool → twitter: http://twitter.com/zohabzee ------------------------------------ Filmed & Edited by Zohab Zee Khan ------------------------------------ ABOUT Zohab Khan is a performance poet, educator, motivational speaker, didgeridoo player and hip hop artist. Zohab has built a formidable career in spoken word poetry, culminating in taking out the title of the Australian Poetry Slam Champion in 2014 and co-founding The Pakistan Poetry Slam in 2015. As a 4th generation Australian of Pakistani heritage and having been raised in regional Australia, Zohab has channeled his distinct life experiences into stories with the intent to educate. He seamlessly integrates Urdu and Punjabi into his work as he confronts a range of social issues. Zohab’s high energy and powerful words have left countless inspired. ------------------------------------ 🎵MUSIC🎵 HICAP - DRAKE X LIL BABY TYPE BEAT BNB Productions → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hMB8... ------------------------------------