Writing skills: Using symbolism

In this lesson, we will explore how symbolism can be used in our writing. We will start by looking at some potential symbols to help generate our initial ideas. Then, we will look at how one of these symbols has been used by a student in a piece of writing, before returning to our own work and developing our ideas further.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.What did Prometheus give to humans?

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Q2.Which part of Prometheus' body was eaten every day?

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Q3.Two authors are linked to the Faustus story. Christopher Marlowe is one, but who was the original?

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Q4.Kurtz's parents were from which two countries?

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Q5.Kurtz is sometimes considered a tragic hero. Which one of the following do we see him experience in the extract?

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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.What did Prometheus give to humans?

1/5

Q2.Which part of Prometheus' body was eaten every day?

2/5

Q3.Two authors are linked to the Faustus story. Christopher Marlowe is one, but who was the original?

3/5

Q4.Kurtz's parents were from which two countries?

4/5

Q5.Kurtz is sometimes considered a tragic hero. Which one of the following do we see him experience in the extract?

5/5

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Fiction: reading and descriptive writing

Lesson 24 of 25

Q1.What is the name for a recurring symbol in a piece of writing?

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Q2.What do we call a character that does not change?

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Q3.Which fruit is associated with Adam and Eve and the story of Original Sin?

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Q4.A red rose is associated with love. What is a daisy symbolic of?

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Q5.Which insect symbolises community?

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Fiction: reading and descriptive writing

Lesson 24 of 25

Q1.What is the name for a recurring symbol in a piece of writing?

1/5

Q2.What do we call a character that does not change?

2/5

Q3.Which fruit is associated with Adam and Eve and the story of Original Sin?

3/5

Q4.A red rose is associated with love. What is a daisy symbolic of?

4/5

Q5.Which insect symbolises community?

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Lesson summary: Writing skills: Using symbolism

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