10BX Quotations – Due Wednesday 22nd November

For each quotation, analyse the language, learn it and be clear on who it is referring to and what is the intention.

  1. “The Phantom slowly, gravely, silently approached.”
  2. Scrooge feared the silent shape so much that his legs trembled beneath him.”
  3. “I fear you more than any spectre I have seen. But as I know your purpose is to do me good,”
  4. “Spirit,” said Scrooge, shuddering from head to foot. “I see, I see. The case of this unhappy man might be my own. My life tends that way, now.”
  5. “Still the Ghost pointed downward to the grave by which it stood.”

 

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Mrs Halls’ Class – 9E Quotations – Due Friday 17th November

  • “My dear,” was Bob’s mild answer, “Christmas Day.
  • “It should be Christmas Day, I am sure,” said she, “on which one drinks the health of such an odious, stingy, hard, unfeeling man as Mr. Scrooge. “
  • “You know he is, Robert! Nobody knows it better than you do, poor fellow!”
  • “My dear,” was Bob’s mild answer, “Christmas Day.”
  • “I’ll drink his health for your sake and the Day’s,” said Mrs. Cratchit, “not for his.
  • “Long life to him! A merry Christmas and a happy new year! He’ll be very merry and very happy, I have no doubt!”

 

10BX and 10BY – Quotations – Due Wednesday 8th November

Learn quotes paying particular attention to who they refer to and their meaning i.e what is being implied?

  1. “A jolly giant who bore a glowing torch with a cheery voice and a joyful air”
  2. “Spirit,” said Scrooge submissively, “conduct me where you will.”
  3. “If these shadows remain unaltered by the Future, none other of my race,” returned the Ghost, “will find him here. What then? If he be like to die, he had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.”
  4. “Will you decide what men shall live, what men shall die? It may be in the sight of heaven, you are more worthless and less fit to live than millions like this poor man’s child”
  5. “They are Man’s. This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware for I see that written which is Doom.”

 

9E Mrs Halls’ Class – Quotations – Due Friday 3rd Novemeber

“You know he is, Robert! Nobody knows it better than you do, poor fellow!”
“My dear,” was Bob’s mild answer, “Christmas Day.”
“I’ll drink his health for your sake and the Day’s,” said Mrs. Cratchit, “not for his. Long life to him!
A merry Christmas and a happy new year! He’ll be very merry and very happy, I have no doubt!”
The mention of his name cast a dark shadow on the party, which was not dispelled for full five minutes.

Year 9/10 Reading Task – Half Term – Due Tuesday 31st October

http://literature.org/authors/dickens-charles/christmas-carol/chapter-03.html

Hopefully you all have bought a copy of the text now.  However if you don’t a link to an online copy is below.

TASK:

  • Read Stave 3 of A Christmas Carol.
  • You will be tested on your understanding of this after half term.

To help you, here is a link to an online revision guide.

https://www.litcharts.com/lit/a-christmas-carol/stave-3

 

9D and 10D Quotations – Due Wednesday 18th October

  1. ‘Would you so soon put out, with worldly hands, the light I give?’
  2. ‘A solitary child, neglected by his friends’
  3. ‘I wish… but it’s too late now.’
  4. ‘The happiness he gives is quite as great as if it cost a fortune.’
  5. ‘I should like to be able to say a word or two to be clerk just now!’