Mrs Cullis’ Classes – 11c and 10D

Yr 11 Homework: For Monday 16th January 2017.

Answer the following questions on ‘Storm on the Island’ in full.

  1. Why do you think Seamus Heaney uses violent imagery to describe the storm?
  2. What is the term called where he uses military terminology to describe the storm?
  3. What other reason might there be for Heaney to think this might be appropriate to the poem?
  4. What other techniques are used to describe the poem (find examples of onomatopoeia, assonance and sibilance using SQUAD paragraphs) and what is their effect on the reader?
  5. Themes: Find a quotation to support the following theme:
  • Safety and preparation
  • Man versus Nature
  • Individual experience of place
  • Helplessness

 

Yr 10D Homework: For Monday 16th January 2017.

Complete worksheet and grid in exercise books on Act 1 of ‘An Inspector Calls’.

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