Language Analysis: Ten Minutes' musing by Alice Dunbar Nelson

In this lesson, we will focus on a short extract from 'Ten Minutes' Musing' by Alice Dunbar Nelson. We will explore how the writer uses structure to communicate particular ideas and effects in 'Ten Minutes' Musing'.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.When you analyse structure you should explore...

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Q2.Is this statement true or false? "When you look at the structure of a text you just need to summarise what happens."

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Q3.True or false: The story is narrated by the principal.

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Q4.True or false: The narrator describes the boys playing football.

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Q5.True or false: The writer uses a first-person narrator.

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Q6.Change of focus is an example of a:

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Q7.Metaphors are an example of a:

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.When you analyse structure you should explore...

1/7

Q2.Is this statement true or false? "When you look at the structure of a text you just need to summarise what happens."

2/7

Q3.True or false: The story is narrated by the principal.

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Q4.True or false: The narrator describes the boys playing football.

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Q5.True or false: The writer uses a first-person narrator.

5/7

Q6.Change of focus is an example of a:

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Q7.Metaphors are an example of a:

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Language Analysis: Quiz

Complete the questions from below to check your learning from today.

Q1.In Ten Minutes' Musing by Alice Dunbar Nelson, which words could be used to describe the mob of boys?

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Q2.Which subject terminology might you use when analysing this quotation: "Nearly every boy in the school was in that seething, swarming mass,"

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Q3.Select the correct definition of a polysyndetic list.

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Q4.Which subject terminology might you use when analysing this quotation: “It was a mob that screamed and howled, and kicked, and yelled, and shouted, and perspired, and squirmed…”

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Q5.True or false? Some boys are standing on the sides, screaming and laughing.

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Q6.True or false? They boys seem out of control but purposeful.

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Q7.True or false? The boys are calm and skilful with the ball

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Language Analysis: Quiz

Complete the questions from below to check your learning from today.

Q1.In Ten Minutes' Musing by Alice Dunbar Nelson, which words could be used to describe the mob of boys?

1/7

Q2.Which subject terminology might you use when analysing this quotation: "Nearly every boy in the school was in that seething, swarming mass,"

2/7

Q3.Select the correct definition of a polysyndetic list.

3/7

Q4.Which subject terminology might you use when analysing this quotation: “It was a mob that screamed and howled, and kicked, and yelled, and shouted, and perspired, and squirmed…”

4/7

Q5.True or false? Some boys are standing on the sides, screaming and laughing.

5/7

Q6.True or false? They boys seem out of control but purposeful.

6/7

Q7.True or false? The boys are calm and skilful with the ball

7/7

Lesson summary: Language Analysis: Ten Minutes' musing by Alice Dunbar Nelson

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