Language in 'Sweetness'

In this lesson, we will be looking at Toni Morrison's use of language in 'Sweetness'. We will be thinking about how Morrison presents feelings towards Lula Ann, Sweetness' child, as well as practising how to write a piece of analysis on a small extract from the text. This lesson covers race and discrimination. If this is a sensitive topic to you, we recommend checking with a trusted adult before starting or doing the lesson with a trusted adult nearby.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.What does the term 'segregation' mean?

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Q2.What does the term 'discrimination' mean?

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Q3.What does the term 'colourism' mean?

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Q4.What does the term 'constitution' mean?

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Q5.Which pronouns indicate a writer is writing in the 'first person'?

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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!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What does the term 'segregation' mean?

1/5

Q2.What does the term 'discrimination' mean?

2/5

Q3.What does the term 'colourism' mean?

3/5

Q4.What does the term 'constitution' mean?

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Q5.Which pronouns indicate a writer is writing in the 'first person'?

5/5

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2 - Language in Toni Morrison's 'Sweetness'

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Q1.Which term is defined as 'the action or state of setting someone or something apart from others'?

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Q2.Which term is defined as 'unjust or harmful treatment of other people based on a perceived difference'?

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Q3.Which term is defined as 'prejudice or discrimination against individuals who are dark skinned, typically, but not exclusively, among people of the same ethnic or racial group'?

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Q4.What is a simile?

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Q5.Which statement best describes Louis' reaction to Lula Ann, the baby?

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Q6.What is 'It broke our marriage to pieces' an example of?

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2 - Language in Toni Morrison's 'Sweetness'

Complete the quiz to find out how much you have understood from today's lesson:

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Q1.Which term is defined as 'the action or state of setting someone or something apart from others'?

1/6

Q2.Which term is defined as 'unjust or harmful treatment of other people based on a perceived difference'?

2/6

Q3.Which term is defined as 'prejudice or discrimination against individuals who are dark skinned, typically, but not exclusively, among people of the same ethnic or racial group'?

3/6

Q4.What is a simile?

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Q5.Which statement best describes Louis' reaction to Lula Ann, the baby?

5/6

Q6.What is 'It broke our marriage to pieces' an example of?

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Lesson summary: Language in 'Sweetness'

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