Pairwork 1 Unit 3

Work in PAIRS.

Each pair must post answers on the following definitions, and indicate your sources. WIKIPEDIA MUST NOT BE CONSULTED NOR REFERRED TO.

 

PAIR 1

1. Give a definition of poetry and poem. Provide an example of a short poem by a recognised author.

2. Give a definiton of verse, and stanza. Provide examples of each by recognised authors.

 

PAIR 2: 

1. Give a definition of rhythm. Provide examples by recognised authors.

2. Give a definiton of metric pattern. Exemplify what iambic tetrameter is.

PAIR 3:

1. Give a definition of MELODY in poetry. Provide an example of a short poem by a recognised author.

2. Give a definiton of RHYME, . Provide examples of some types. Refer to recognised authors.

PAIR 4: 

1. Give a definition of Alliteration and refer to their types. Provide examples by recognised authors.

2. Give a definition of onomatopoeia. Give examples, find a poem which makes use of such resource.

PAIR 5.

1. Give a definition of IMAGERY Provide examples.

2. Provide a definition for the notion FIGURE OF SPEECH. Define and exemplify Analogy ad Simile.

PAIR 6: 

1. Define and provide examples of Metaphor, personification, Allusion and Allegory.

2. Define and provide examples of “limerick” and “haiku”. Refer to recognised authors.

PAIR 7:

1. Define and exemplify Metonymy, hyperbole, and pun. Refer to recognised authors.

2. Define and exemplify: riddle and sonnet. 

 

Using language in stories

Revise your sentences.

Have you used the appropriate language? Have you made use of the precise verbs, adjectives and adverbs?

For example, look at this progression

The boy had paint on his hands

The young boy had paint on his hands

The young boy had colourful/  sticky/ smelly paint on his hands

The young happy/ disturbed/ idiot/ lovely boy had bright colourful/  sticky/ smelly paint on his hands

 

Look at these other examples:

The quick fox jumped over the fence.

The fast fox quickly jumped over the fence

The small fox,  was able to quickly jump over the fence

(was able might mean: inspite of his size, or strength)

 

Using different choice of words can add up a different mood to your story.

 

rewrite your 6 sentences adding up adjectives, other verbs or adverbs.

Here you can find some verbs that may contribute to your writing.

http://www.myteacherpages.com/webpages/rspriggs/junior_research.cfm?subpage=769509

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/12894/adjective-list

The brave Tin-Soldier

PAIRWORK.

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Listen to the story “The Brave Tin Soldier” (download from the course’s gmail box, you can also find the text attached there too)

Answer these questions IN PAIRS:

 

1. What kind of story is this? What kind of story do the title and the beginning lead you to expect? Are your expectations fulfilled or disappointed by the rest of the story?

2. Why does the soldier only have one leg?
3. On what occasions during the story does  the soldier say or do nothing, when more
decisive action might have brought a better  outcome? Why is the soldier so reluctant to
act?
4. What is the role of the goblin? Does he symbolise anything, in your opinion?

5. INVENT A DIFFERENT ENDING FOR THIS STORY. (minimun 100 words)