Y9 – 22/11/16

Due: 25/11 & 29/11 (Issued: 22/11)

Title: Poetic Devices Revision

Task: You have been issued a double-sided revision sheet on Poetic Devices. This:

  • Names an important poetic device
  • Provides a definition
  • Gives examples of potential effect on the reader

You must revise from this sheet, quizzing and requizzing yourself in your exercise book so that you are able to:

  1. identify a device in a poem
  2. provide potential effects on the reader

Explanation: Poetic devices are used by poets for a specific effect, attempting to engage the reader, draw their attention to an important idea, reflect the theme or simply to create a vivid image in the reader’s mind.

Understanding the effect of these devices is the key to developing a deep response to poetry.

Due Dates

There are two due dates, as you will be assessed this week and next.

For: 25/11; revise the first 9 (Alliteration to Meter)

For: 29/11; revise all 18 (Alliteration to Tone)

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Y7 – 22/11/16

Due: 24/11 & 29/11 (Issued: 22/11)

Title: Poetic Devices Revision

Task: You have been issued a double-sided revision sheet on Poetic Devices. This:

  • Names an important poetic device
  • Provides a definition
  • Gives examples of potential effect on the reader

You must revise from this sheet, quizzing and requizzing yourself in your exercise book so that you are able to:

  1. identify a device in a poem
  2. provide potential effects on the reader

Explanation: Poetic devices are used by poets for a specific effect, attempting to engage the reader, draw their attention to an important idea, reflect the theme or simply to create a vivid image in the reader’s mind.

Understanding the effect of these devices is the key to developing a deep response to poetry.

Due Dates

There are two due dates, as you will be assessed this week and next.

For: 24/11; revise the first 9 (Alliteration to Meter)

For: 29/11; revise all 18 (Alliteration to Tone)

Y8 – 22/11/16

Due: 25/11 & 29/11 (Issued: 22/11)

Title: Poetic Devices Revision

Task: You have been issued a double-sided revision sheet on Poetic Devices. This:

  • Names an important poetic device
  • Provides a definition
  • Gives examples of potential effect on the reader

You must revise from this sheet, quizzing and requizzing yourself in your exercise book so that you are able to:

  1. identify a device in a poem
  2. provide potential effects on the reader

Explanation: Poetic devices are used by poets for a specific effect, attempting to engage the reader, draw their attention to an important idea, reflect the theme or simply to create a vivid image in the reader’s mind.

Understanding the effect of these devices is the key to developing a deep response to poetry.

Due Dates

There are two due dates, as you will be assessed this week and next.

For: 25/11; revise the first 9 (Alliteration to Meter)

For: 29/11; revise all 18 (Alliteration to Tone)

 

Y9 – 17/11/16

Due: 21/11 (Issued: 17/11)

Title: Persuasive Speech Preparation

Task: Write a Persuasive Speech

Argue for the following: You should be able to wear what you want in school.

Musts

  • Length: no more than 1 minutes
  • Every sentence must have a rhetorical device (setting one up, finishing it off)

 

Y9 – 17/11/16

Due: 21/11 (Issued: 17/11)
Title: Persuasive Speech
Task: Write your persuasive speech, practising your delivery in front of a mirror

Musts

  • At least one persuasive technique used in every sentence
  • Identify your techniques (highlight)
  • Annotate your speech for paralinguistic features

Y7 – 17/11/16

Due: 21/11 (Issued: 17/11)
Title: Euphemism in a War Letter
Task: Write a postcard home to a family member/sweetheart from the perspective of a soldier fighting in Flanders in WWI.

  1. Write one version describing the full horror of what you’ve seen and done and what has happened to you and your friends
  2. Identify the horrible truth – those phrases that will make your loved one horrified
  3. Rewrite your postcard using euphemism to hide the truth from your loved ones

Musts:

  • Two versions must be written
  • Two paragraphs
  • Use of personal pronouns and correct perspective – “I” and “you”

Y8 – 16/11/16

Due: 22/11 (Issued: 16/11)
Title: Poetic Devices
Task: This homework is in two parts.

1) Complete the two paragraphs provided in class on your handout (as directed):

P) The writer emphasises unity by showing the differences between the people of the world.
E) This is best shown in the line(s) “  
A –> I) The             “       “ shows…

      D)

This means…

    W)

The writer is suggesting…

      R)

This makes the reader think / feel…
L) The idea is further emphasised by the use of <insert name of device>
 
P) The writer is using <insert name of device> to…
E) The writer says, “    
A –> I) The             “       “ shows…

      D)

This is a <insert name of device> which is usually used to…

    W)

<rephrase the chosen suggestion on the reverse of your handout>

      R)

This makes the reader think / feel…

2) Write out and answer the following questions in your book:

a) Define personification
b) Example, using an animal
c) Define imagery
d) Example, using a description of nature
e) Define alliteration
f) Example, using a texture (how something feels)
g) Define similes
h) Example, using a person and an object
i) Define metaphor
j) Example, using a verb of action