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Published on January 27, 2008

Author: Mrsorneville

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ks4 pre 1914 gothic genre

Language Emotive & Figurative Effect

Figurative Language Which is which? Simile Metaphor Personification Join them correctly The daffodils nodded Her eyes were emerald jewels My father charged at him like a lion

Simile

Metaphor

Personification

Join them correctly

The daffodils nodded

Her eyes were emerald jewels

My father charged at him like a lion

Choose the phrases represent fear or darkness ‘ Little tongue of light ‘ Fashions born in dead brains’ ‘‘… wrapped about me in a stifling embrace’ ‘… sealed my vision’ ‘… crushed…reason from my brain’ ‘ Ocean of mystery’ ‘… Closed upon me like the shutting of an eye’ ‘ Like a ragged storm cloud sweeping out of the stars’ Draw two columns with the headings ‘fear’ and ‘darkness’.

‘ Little tongue of light

‘ Fashions born in dead brains’

‘‘… wrapped about me in a stifling embrace’

‘… sealed my vision’

‘… crushed…reason from my brain’

‘ Ocean of mystery’

‘… Closed upon me like the shutting of an eye’

‘ Like a ragged storm cloud sweeping out of the stars’

Fear Darkness ‘ Fashions born in dead brains’ ‘ Little tongue of light’ ‘ Ocean of mystery’ ‘… crushed reason from my brain’ ‘… Closed upon me like the shutting of an eye’ ‘… wrapped about me in a stifling embrace’ ‘… sealed my vision’ ‘ Like a ragged storm cloud sweeping out of the stars’ Now label each phrase simile, metaphor or personification.

‘ Fashions born in dead brains’

‘ Little tongue of light’

‘ Ocean of mystery’

‘… crushed reason from my brain’

‘… Closed upon me like the shutting of an eye’

‘… wrapped about me in a stifling embrace’

‘… sealed my vision’

‘ Like a ragged storm cloud sweeping out of the stars’

Choose two of the figurative phrases and explain what effects they have on the reader E.g. ‘little tongue of light’ is a metaphor used to emphasise the darkness of the Red Room. The phrase gives an image of a small flame which is surrounded by heavy darkness. The writer compares the light to the shape of the tip of a persons tongue, this reinforces the glimmer of light in comparison the thick darkness.

E.g. ‘little tongue of light’ is a metaphor used to emphasise the darkness of the Red Room. The phrase gives an image of a small flame which is surrounded by heavy darkness. The writer compares the light to the shape of the tip of a persons tongue, this reinforces the glimmer of light in comparison the thick darkness.

Language & Style Vocabulary, Speech, and Sentence Structure

Words and phrases typically used during the Victorian age ‘Eight and twenty years’ said I ‘For I come to the business with an open mind’ Read these phrases, look at the word order, what is revealed about the character and time?

‘Eight and twenty years’ said I

‘For I come to the business with an open mind’

Language & Social Class In England during the Victorian era there was a predominant class system, a huge divide between the poor and rich. The middle class distanced themselves from the working class, and took great pride in their status. In ‘The Red room’ there is a distinct use of elaborate language which links to social class.

In England during the Victorian era there was a predominant class system, a huge divide between the poor and rich. The middle class distanced themselves from the working class, and took great pride in their status.

In ‘The Red room’ there is a distinct use of elaborate language which links to social class.

Victorian Middle Class Values Ownership & wealth – inheritance, industry and commerce. Reputation - honour or disgrace Education – professional occupation, & sophisticated use of language. Marriage to improve class status – inheritance for future offspring.

Ownership & wealth – inheritance, industry and commerce.

Reputation - honour or disgrace

Education – professional occupation, & sophisticated use of language.

Marriage to improve class status – inheritance for future offspring.

The Protagonist (The Red Room) The narrators precise diction, and eloquent use of speech emphasise power and wealth. Find your own words to describe the main character, and find quotations to give evidence of social class? Bold Over confident

The narrators precise diction, and eloquent use of speech emphasise power and wealth.

Find your own words to describe the main character, and find quotations to give evidence of social class?

A Final Reminder! How do these key words link to the language features figurative language Education Personification Simile Metaphor Social Class Physiological state Victorian code of respectability

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