KEY STAGE 3: ENGLISH FICTION, PLAYS AND POETRY
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Key Stage 3 English Is Easy – Fiction, Plays and Poetry
- Being able to read fluently;
- Being able to identify narrative, structure and meaning from a literary text;
- Identify who the target reader is, and how the writer appeals to this demographic;
- Analyse key quotes from the passage, identifying possible meanings and interpretations;
- Being able to “read between the lines” to understand what the author means by something.
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte BronteThe red-room was a square chamber, very seldom slept in, I might say never, indeed, unless when a chance influx of visitors at Gateshead Hall rendered it necessary to turn to account all the accommodation it contained: yet it was one of the largest and stateliest chambers in the mansion. A bed supported on massive pillars of mahogany, hung with curtains of deep red damask, stood out like a tabernacle in the centre; the two large windows, with their blinds always drawn down, were half shrouded in festoons and falls of similar drapery; the carpet was red; the table at the foot of the bed was covered with a crimson cloth; the walls were a soft fawn of colour with a blush of pink in it; the wardrobe, the toilet-table, the chairs were of darkly polished old mahogany. Out of these deep surrounding shades rose high, and glared white, the piled-up mattresses and pillows of the bed, spread with a snowy Marseilles counterpane. Scarcely less prominent was an amble cushioned easy-chair near the head of the bed, also white, with a footstool before it; and looking, as I thought, like a pale throne. The room was chill, because it seldom had a fire; it was silent, because remote from the nursery and kitchen; solemn, because it was known to be so seldom entered. The house-maid alone came here on Saturdays, to wipe from the mirrors and the furniture a week’s quiet dust: and Mrs. Reed herself, at far intervals, visited it to review the contents of a certain secret drawer in the wardrobe, where were stored divers parchments, her jewel-casket, and a miniature of her deceased husband; and in those last words lies the secret of the red-room – the spell which kept it so lonely in spite of its grandeur. Mr. Reed had been dead nine years: it was in this chamber he breathed his last; here he lay in state; hence his coffin was borne by the undertaker’s men; and, since that day, a sense of dreary consecration had guarded it from frequent intrusion. QUESTION 1 What connotations do you think are attached with the colour of this room? QUESTION 2 Why do you think Bronte describes the room as being “chill”? Use a quote from the extract to emphasise this idea of coldness. QUESTION 3 “Mr. Reed had been dead nine years: it was in this chamber he breathed his last.” Describe the atmosphere this sentence creates.
Romeo and Juliet by William ShakespeareROMEO If I profane with my unworthiest hand This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this: My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss. JULIET Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much, Which mannerly devotion shows in this; For saints have hands that pilgrims’ hands do touch, And palm to palm is holy palmers’ kiss. ROMEO Have not saints lips, and holy palmers too? JULIET Ay, pilgrim, lips that they must use in prayer. ROMEO O, then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do; They pray; grant thou, lest faith turn to despair. JULIET Saints do not move, though grant for prayers’ sake. ROMEO Then move not, while my prayer’s effect I take. He kisses her. Thus from my lips, by yours, my sin is purged. JULIET Then have my lips the sin that they have took. ROMEO Sin from thy lips? O trespass sweetly urged! Give me my sin again. They kiss again QUESTION 1 What imagery is conveyed throughout the passage? How does this appeal to the audience? QUESTION 2 From the opening of this passage, to when Romeo first kisses Juliet, there are 14 lines of spoken English. How does this convey poetic conventions and what does this tell the audience about their relationship? QUESTION 3 What does “my unworthiest hand” mean? How does this tie in with family conflict?
Poems 1 – 3 by How2BecomePOEM 1 There once was a turtle named Joe, Considered the slowest of the slow. He entered the race, With slow as his pace, On your marks, get set, go! POEM 2 There once was a giant so smelly, Proud of his overgrown belly. Feared by all, Except his friend Paul, Who told him to cut down on his jelly. POEM 3 There was a boy who loved French bread, Whose dear mother had often said: ‘Cut down or you’ll bloat, Like an oversized goat, You’ll never get out of bed’. QUESTION 1 What type of poems are poems 1, 2 and 3? Circle one
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