Language in 'The Birth-Day'

In this lesson you will be introduced to the term 'ignorant' and explore the ignorance of the upper classes through Robinson's use of language and emotion.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.True or False: Mary Robinson was not well known during the 18th century.

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Q2.What images does Robinson use throughout 'The Birth-day'?

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Q3.What word does this define: Having a lack of respect for someone.

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Q4.What does melancholy mean?

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Q5.What does Robinson expose in 'The Birth-day'?

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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.True or False: Mary Robinson was not well known during the 18th century.

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Q2.What images does Robinson use throughout 'The Birth-day'?

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Q3.What word does this define: Having a lack of respect for someone.

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Q4.What does melancholy mean?

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Q5.What does Robinson expose in 'The Birth-day'?

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Language in 'The Birth-day' - Quiz

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Q1.Fill the gap: Ignorant means to ______ knowledge, understanding or awareness of something.

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Q2.What emotion is experienced by the Countess in 'The Birth-day'?

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Q3.Who is ignorant in Robinson's 'The Birth-day'?

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Q4.True or False: 'Dan's dog dove deep in the lake.' is an example of alliteration.

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Q5.Fill in the gap: Robinson suggests the working classes are _________ of the upper classes' ignorance.

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Language in 'The Birth-day' - Quiz

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Fill the gap: Ignorant means to ______ knowledge, understanding or awareness of something.

1/5

Q2.What emotion is experienced by the Countess in 'The Birth-day'?

2/5

Q3.Who is ignorant in Robinson's 'The Birth-day'?

3/5

Q4.True or False: 'Dan's dog dove deep in the lake.' is an example of alliteration.

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Q5.Fill in the gap: Robinson suggests the working classes are _________ of the upper classes' ignorance.

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Lesson summary: Language in 'The Birth-Day'

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