In Mrs Tilscher's Class

In Mrs Tilscher's Class

In Mrs Tilschers Class By Carol Ann Duffy By studying this poem you can answer questions on: An important experience from childhood An aspect of life

Growing up Setting Nostalgia A poem which deals with emotions A prominent character Learning Intentions You will have to show that you understand the main concerns of

the poem through analysis and evaluation of aspects of the writers techniques such as: WORD CHOICE THEME IMAGERY STRUCTURE IDEAS or any other relevant feature.

LETS You could travel up the Blue Nile with your finger, tracing the route while Mrs Tilscher chanted the scenery Tana. Ethiopia. Khartoum. Aswan. That for an hour, then a skittle of milk and the chalky Pyramids rubbed into dust. A window opened with a long pole.

The laugh of a bell swung by a running child. This was better than home. Enthralling books. The classroom glowed like a sweetshop. Sugar paper. Coloured shapes. Brady and Hindley faded, like a faint uneasy smudge of a mistake. Mrs Tilscher loved you. Some mornings, you

found Over the Easter term, the inky tadpoles changed from commas into exclamation marks. Three frogs hopped in the playground, freed by a dunce, followed by a line of kids, jumping and croaking away from the lunch queue. A rough boy

That feverish July, the air tasted of electricity. A tangible alarm made you always untidy, hot, fractious under the heavy sexy sky. You asked her how you were born and Mrs Tilscher smiled, then turned away. Reports were handed out. You ran through the gates, impatient to be grown,

STRUCTURE: How is this poem organised? How many verses / stanzas? How is the idea developed? What words or phrases give the images or theme emphasis or clarity? What is the structure? Line length / rhyme scheme? Is

there any rhythm / repetition / MEANING: What is the poem about? Does it have a message? What is the poet discussing? Is there an overall theme and idea in the poem?

So what are main themes? So what are main themes? Growing up Childhood innocence Life experiences Emotions

Find 4 quotes which support EACH of these themes and explain why they are good supporting evidence. IN MRS TILSCHERS CLASS by Carol Ann Duffy. The task we are going to concentrate on as

we begin to examine this poem is: Choose a poem that deals with a childhood experience. Discuss to what extent the poets description leads you to a clear understanding of the poems theme. In this part of the task we shall look at how Duffy establishes the setting and atmosphere in the first two

stanzas. IN MISS TILSCHERS CLASS by Carol Ann Duffy. In the first two stanzas Duffy shows us the safe, comfortable world of early school years, through

word choice, sentence structure and imagery. You could travel up the Blue Nile with your finger, tracing the route while Mrs Tilscher chanted the scenery Tana. Ethiopia. Khartoum. Aswan. That for an hour, then a skittle of milk

and the chalky Pyramids rubbed into dust. A window opened with a long pole. The laugh of a bell swung by a running child. This was better than home. Enthralling books. The classroom glowed like a sweetshop. Sugar paper. Coloured shapes. Brady and Hindley faded, like a faint uneasy smudge of a

mistake. Mrs Tilscher loved you. Some mornings, you found Write a Paragraph Choose two of these and write a paragraph for EACH, showing how the poet creates this sense of security in the comfortable childhood world.

BE CAREFUL HOW YOU STRUCTURE YOUR PARAGRAPHS! IN MISS TILSCHERS CLASS by Carol Ann Duffy. In the last two stanzas Duffy shows us how childhood changes as we move to adolescence

through her use of: word choice, sentence structure and imagery Over the Easter term, the inky tadpoles changed from commas into exclamation marks. Three frogs

hopped in the playground, freed by a dunce, followed by a line of kids, jumping and croaking away from the lunch queue. A rough boy That feverish July, the air tasted of electricity. A tangible alarm made you always untidy, hot, fractious under the heavy sexy sky. You asked her

how you were born and Mrs Tilscher smiled, then turned away. Reports were handed out. You ran through the gates, impatient to be grown, Write a Paragraph Choose two of these and write a paragraph for EACH, showing how the poet creates this sense of security in the comfortable childhood world.

BE CAREFUL HOW YOU STRUCTURE YOUR PARAGRAPHS! Plan Your Answer Choose a poem that deals with a childhood experience. Discuss to what extent the poets description

leads you to a clear understanding of the poems theme. Answers to questions on Poetry should refer to the word choice, tone, imagery, structure, content, rhythm, rhyme, theme, sounds, ideas . . . text and to such relevant features as

10. Choose a poem which takes as its starting point a memorable experience. Discuss how the poets presentation of the experience helps you to appreciate its significance. 11. Choose a poem which encourages you to think differently or to understand something in a new way. Discuss how the poets ideas and techniques led you to

change your thinking or understanding. 12. Choose a poem which is written in a particular poetic form or which has a particularly effective structure. Discuss how the poets use of form or structure contributes to the impact of the poems

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