Prison of the Mind

This lesson explores the extended metaphor of prison and the language of Patience Agbabi’s ‘Emily - Robert Knightly' from Telling Tales. Please note: This lesson covers mental health and violence. If these are sensitive topics 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

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

Q1.Who are the three main characters in 'The Knight's Tale'?

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Q2.What is a patriarchal society?

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Q3.Who dies in 'The Knight's Tale'?

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Q4.What do we call the main female character, that we sympathise with?

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Q5.Who is the heroine in both poems?

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Q6.What do we call the positive part of our personality, the part we want to show to people?

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Q7.What is the significant difference between the tales?

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Quiz:

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.Who are the three main characters in 'The Knight's Tale'?

1/7

Q2.What is a patriarchal society?

2/7

Q3.Who dies in 'The Knight's Tale'?

3/7

Q4.What do we call the main female character, that we sympathise with?

4/7

Q5.Who is the heroine in both poems?

5/7

Q6.What do we call the positive part of our personality, the part we want to show to people?

6/7

Q7.What is the significant difference between the tales?

7/7

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Quiz:

Prison of the Mind

Now that you have completed the lesson in our unit on 'Telling Tales' please take the quiz to see if you can recall the key learning from our lesson. Good luck and aim for 100%!

Q1.Which character from 'The Knight's Tale' is Arc based on?

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Q2.What is a heroine?

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Q3.What does 21st century Emily have, that Medieval Emily did not?

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Q4.What is a metaphor?

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Q5.Select the metaphor from the list below.

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Q6.Select the metaphor

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Q7.What is an extended metaphor?

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Q8.What is the extended metaphor of 'Emily'?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Prison of the Mind

Now that you have completed the lesson in our unit on 'Telling Tales' please take the quiz to see if you can recall the key learning from our lesson. Good luck and aim for 100%!

Q1.Which character from 'The Knight's Tale' is Arc based on?

1/8

Q2.What is a heroine?

2/8

Q3.What does 21st century Emily have, that Medieval Emily did not?

3/8

Q4.What is a metaphor?

4/8

Q5.Select the metaphor from the list below.

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Q6.Select the metaphor

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Q7.What is an extended metaphor?

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Q8.What is the extended metaphor of 'Emily'?

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Lesson summary: Prison of the Mind

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