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A simple lesson about the poem Brothers

A simple lesson about the poem Brothers

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  • 1. Wednesday 22 nd February 2012
    • To be able to identify and explore imagery and language used to echo and explain the relationship between brothers
    • Must: C Should: B Could: A
    Language to describe relationships with brothers. Identify all of the verbs in the poem and share these with the person sat in front of you.
  • 2. Brothers p.55 How do brothers usually treat each other?
  • 3. http://anthology.aqa.org.uk/application/etext/viewetext.asp?etext=R1785
  • 4. What’s it about? – initial impressions
    • Who is telling the story?
    • What is happening in each stanza? How do you know this? QUOTATION
    Complete the following: ‘ Brothers’ by Forster is about........ The poet remembers.... Looking back the poet feels.................. about the way he treated his.............................
  • 5.  
  • 6. Structure
    • The narrative poem is written in free verse . Which means means there is no regular rhythm .
    • There are 3 stanzas – label each stanza with the mood of the stanza – look closely at what is being described.
    • Why do you think the last stanza is cut short? What is the poet hinting at?
  • 7. Rites of passage
    • The poem in some ways explores a rite of passage for the speaker – the movement away from childhood, and an inevitable separation from the younger brother.
  • 8. Snapshots
    • Draw the image that explains what is happening in that stanza.
    Copy a key quotation from the poem here... Put the techniques (simile, metaphor , repetition (anaphora) etc ) here...
  • 9. Imagery
    • Alliteration - “ s pouting s ix-year-old” (line 5)
    • Metaphor - “Olympic Gold” (line 11)
    • Metaphor – “Looking back ...towards the gate...I ran on, unable to close the distance I’d set in motion.” (line 14)
    • Innocence – “skipped” (line 4), “windmilled home” (line 8)
  • 10. Language Chosen quotation Effect they have on the reader – think about what it tells us of the relationship between the two boys. ‘ saddled with you’ ‘ your ridiculous tank-top’ ‘ I sighed ’ ‘ I was nine and he was ten... doing what grown-ups do ’
  • 11. Themes
    • Growing up
    • Youth
    • Relationships between brothers
    • Guilt/ regret
    • Which poems could you compare this one to?
  • 12. Homework:Speaking and Listening task sheet
    • There is no negotiation on this. You must complete the preparation work for you to achieve a high grade which will have an effect on your final mark.
  • 13. Plenary
    • Forster describes the relationship between the two brothers as.....
    • This is implied in the lines “ _______________ ”
    • Forster uses similes /metaphors /etc here to show ___________________________.
  • 14.  

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