Cohesive devices: gelada monkey

4 - Writing Ideas

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Writing Ideas

  • Although an acrostic poem often uses the first letter of each line, it doesn’t have to. Can you make up one about a gelada monkey, using letters at the end of the line or in different places within each line? Don’t forget – the letters that spell out the word are still capitalised.


Grazing for hours

FrightEning fangs

A pLateau so high

The lAst of their species

Are they in Danger?

Only in EthiopiA

  • Write the script for a comedy sketch that features a gelada monkey paying a visit to a dental practice. Feed your knowledge of geladas into the sketch. For example, perhaps a large male needs his canines whitening and gives the dentist the shock of his life when he opens his mouth!


Related Clip

Filming gelada monkeys in 3D creates many challenges for the BBC Earth team.

Credit: BBC Earth