plunge deep into the pool’s azure flesh - without a splash.
Questions 1.Quote two words from the poem that compare the character to a bird. 2.In your own words, write down how many reverse somersaults the character makes. 3.Give two examples of simile from this poem. 4.What is another word that means the same as brink (line 4)? 5.Why doesn’t the character make a splash? 6.What are the thousand upturned faces (lines 2-3) looking at? 7. I s this poem written in the past, the present or the future?
Questions 1. Identify and underline one example of each of the following: a. a simile b. a metaphor c. alliteration 2. Explain why the last two lines are written in italics. 3. Describe the feeling of the poem and quote one word to support this.
1. Identify and underline one example of each of the following:
Simile eyes like street lamps (lines 3 and 4)
Metaphor yellow sulphurous fists big boulders (lines 4 and 5)
Alliteration street … sulphurous (lines 2 and 3)
Big boulders coat black (lines 5 and 6)
Wind … wharves (lines 6 and 7)
Shoved aside specters (line 9)
2. Explain why the last two lines are written in italics.
Because it is someone speaking while the rest of the poem has been a description.
Because it is the voice of the town ghost.
3. Describe the feeling of the poem and quote one word to support this.
Angry: fists/black/strode/shoved aside/Look lady …
1.‘Repose’ means a. clouds b. going backwards c. resting 2.‘As thick as rain’ is an example of a. metaphor b. simile c. alliteration 3.The sun’s ‘golden fingers’ is an example of a. metaphor b. alliteration c. personification 4.‘Spider-clad’ means a. the spiders have dresses on b. there are lots of cobwebs c. there are no spiders 5.The ‘hayloft’ is a. where you keep hay b. where you keep ladders c. decorated with ladders
The main actors are Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, I know this because their names are written at the top of the poster.
The dominant image is of Kristen Stewart, this is important because it shows that she is the main character in the film and that the plot will revolve around her.
The rule of thirds has been used to divide the poster into 3 horizontal sections which help the viewer’s eyes to focus on 3 different aspects. The top section has the heads of the main characters and their names so that we know who the important characters are and what their names are. The middle section shows the moon and the title of the film, this gives the viewer the title of the film and the moon helps to reflect the title of the film. The bottom section shows information to the viewer.
The colours are brown, black, and yellow. The brown and black help to create an earthy and mysterious mood and the yellow symbolises hope.
The word ‘twilight’ is placed behind the hills to look like it is disappearing like the sun does at twilight – the end of the day and the beginning of night.
As an avid skater on both blades and wheels, I can't imagine a better job than sharing my enthusiasm with your customers. When I saw your advert in the New Zealand Herald for a junior sales person, I immediately put together the attached C.V to send you. Please consider me for the position.
I am available for an interview any day during the holidays next week. Please let me know when you are available to meet with me.
Identify the job that Andrew Hohepa is applying for.
Identify what Andrew enjoys doing.
Explain what ‘avid’ means.
Is this piece of writing written in 1 st , 2 nd or 3 rd person? Explain why.
Some days this school is a huge concrete sandwich squeezing me out like jam. It weighs so much breathing hurts, my legs freeze my body is heavy. On days like that I carry whole buildings high on my back. Other days the school is a rocket thrusting right into the sun. It’s yellow and green freshly painted, the cabin windows gleam with laughter On days like that whole buildings support me, my ladder is pushing over their rooftops. Amongst the clouds I’d need a computer to count all the bubbles bursting aloud in my head.
1. What is the ‘teacher’s ponderous monotone’? What do the students think of it?
The flat, boring voice of the teacher.
The slow, lifeless voice of the teacher in front of the class.
The ‘ponderous monotone’ is the teachers voice. It is dull and flat.
They are bored and feel like going to sleep.
They are hot and are feel like they are drowning in the heat.
They feel like they are drowning in the boring voice.
2. Identify two language techniques in the last line of the first paragraph.
Alliteration AND metaphor
3. What two words indicate a change of direction in the poem? What is the change?
Words: And then, Change: The bird started singing.
4. Who has got their ears cocked and why?
Who: The students Why: Because the sound broke the monotony of the teacher’s voice.
Because they were surprised to hear the voice.
5. What are two effects of the bird’s voice?
It ‘sprang the heat like drops of ice’ which means it seemed to melt the heat away and make the students have more life.
It made the students wonder how a little bird could have made them think/catch their attention but a man could be so boring and monotonous.
Questions: 1. In pairs, identify the colours used and explain what the purpose of each one is. 2. Explain the following terms in relation to the poster: Audience - who is the audience? Purpose - what is the purpose of the poster?
The colours used are dark blue, red, gold and white. Dark blue symbolises seriousness, trust, responsibility and strength. It is used to show that the main characters have these attributes. Red symbolises action, danger and energy and is used to show that the Iron Man has these characteristics. Gold symbolises wealth and royalty and is used on the Iron Man to imply these characteristics. White is used as a contrast to highlight the action in the film.
The audience is young people who enjoy action hero films.
The purpose of the poster is to attract the target audience by showing them the actors involved, some of the action that is likely to happen, and also the details they need to know about who was involved in the production of the film. Details are also given to find out more information
I picked up the bottle with its gladiator shoulders –
inside its shirred, greyish plastic
ammonia, more muscular than water, pungent –
I poured one dollop, gleaming genie,
into the bowl with my sister’s goldfish
just because they were alive, and she liked them.
… I saw the bowl, and the ammonia curled
for a moment in the air like a spirit. Then I crawled up under the floor-joists, into the tangent
where the soil curved up, and I lay there
at the ends of the earth, as if without
regret, as if something set in motion
long before I had been conceived
had been accomplished.
1. Identify one example of a metaphor. 2. Identify one example of onomatopoeia. 3. Write one example of a first person pronoun. 4. What tense is the verb “picked”? 5. Write the subject of the sentence: “I picked up the bottle with its gladiator shoulders...” 6. Write one example of a compound word. 7. Why does the poet describe the bottle as having “gladiator shoulders”?
A person with a soccer ball is in this advert so that sport and activity will be associated with this car. The advert suggests that this car is perfect for people with an active lifestyle.
Red is significant because it symbolises action, passion and energy. Blue symbolises trust, integrity and reliability. These colours suggests that the car has these attributes and that if you buy it you will too.