The English Friends Lessons
Objective: to know about and apply structural techniques
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Main: watch the video and folllow the instructions
Metaphor – The circus was a magnet.
Simile – The trees are as tall as towers.
Sensory – ice cold wind filled the room before the door slammed shut.
Onomatopoeia – The autumn leaves cracked and crunched.
Alliteration – The sun sizzled softly in the late afternoon.
Personification – The moon gazed down at the sleeping hills.
Imagery – The luscious, green hills rolled out along the glistening horizon.
Emotive language – The pain took her breath away as her tears began to fall.
Opening – how does the text begin?
Time – Chronological? Flashback? Flash-Forward?
Introduces – what new things are presented?
Shift – why does the focus change?
Punctuation – how are sentences structures?
Repetition – what ideas keep coming up?
Intensity – how is tension created?
Dialogue – who says what? how & why?
Ending – how does the text finish?
Point – What do you think in response to the question?
Evidence – What can you quote to back up your point?
Terminology – What is the method used by the writer?
Explain – How does the evidence back up your point?
Respond – What is the bigger picture that the writer is conveying?
Creates an image – What so you imagine?
Highlights – What stands out?
Reinforces – What idea is made stronger?
Implied – What is hinted at?
Infer – What do you guess?
Suggets – What does the writer make you to think?