Y7 & Y8 – 28/04/17

Due: 02/05 (Set: 28/04)

Title: More Than This

Task: Read the extract and write one further paragraph for Paper 1 Question 2 (8 marks). How does the writer use language here to bring the sea to life?

You could include the writer’s choice of:

  • Words and phrases
  • Language features and techniques
  • Sentence forms

But the current is too strong. It allows him tantalizingly near the surface but spins him upside down before he can get there, dragging him closer to the rocks.

The waves toy with him as he tries again.

And fails.

Then, without warning, the game the sea seems to have been playing, the cruel game of keeping him just alive enough to think he might make it, that game seems to be over.