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Brothers

  1. 1. Wednesday 22 nd February 2012 <ul><li>To be able to identify and explore imagery and language used to echo and explain the relationship between brothers </li></ul><ul><li>Must: C Should: B Could: A </li></ul>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. 2. Brothers p.55 How do brothers usually treat each other?
  3. 3. http://anthology.aqa.org.uk/application/etext/viewetext.asp?etext=R1785
  4. 4. What’s it about? – initial impressions <ul><li>Who is telling the story? </li></ul><ul><li>What is happening in each stanza? How do you know this? QUOTATION </li></ul>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 <ul><li>The narrative poem is written in free verse . Which means means there is no regular rhythm . </li></ul><ul><li>There are 3 stanzas – label each stanza with the mood of the stanza – look closely at what is being described. </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you think the last stanza is cut short? What is the poet hinting at? </li></ul>
  6. 7. Rites of passage <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Snapshots <ul><li>Draw the image that explains what is happening in that stanza. </li></ul>Copy a key quotation from the poem here... Put the techniques (simile, metaphor , repetition (anaphora) etc ) here...
  8. 9. Imagery <ul><li>Alliteration - “ s pouting s ix-year-old” (line 5) </li></ul><ul><li>Metaphor - “Olympic Gold” (line 11) </li></ul><ul><li>Metaphor – “Looking back ...towards the gate...I ran on, unable to close the distance I’d set in motion.” (line 14) </li></ul><ul><li>Innocence – “skipped” (line 4), “windmilled home” (line 8) </li></ul>
  9. 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 ’
  10. 11. Themes <ul><li>Growing up </li></ul><ul><li>Youth </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships between brothers </li></ul><ul><li>Guilt/ regret </li></ul><ul><li>Which poems could you compare this one to? </li></ul>
  11. 12. Homework:Speaking and Listening task sheet <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Plenary <ul><li>Forster describes the relationship between the two brothers as..... </li></ul><ul><li>This is implied in the lines “ _______________ ” </li></ul><ul><li>Forster uses similes /metaphors /etc here to show ___________________________. </li></ul>

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