Presentation on theme: "Sibilance: a sound characterized by pronouncing words with the letter 's'. The letter 's' should sound like a hissing sound. Motif: a recurring subject, theme, idea, etc."— Presentation transcript:
1 L.O: Analyse the poem Telephone Conversation for language features, themes and structure.
2 Sibilance: a sound characterized by pronouncing words with the letter 's'. The letter 's' should sound like a hissing sound.Motif: a recurring subject, theme, idea, etc.Alliteration: the repetition of a consonant sound.Repetition: repeating words, phrases or images to emphasise them.Imagery: pictures in your head created by the words.
3 3. What does their dialogue reveal about these two characters? 1. This poem dramatizes a battle. Who do you think finally wins, and why? 2. Paraphrase what happens in this poem, and then state what you feel is the poem’s theme. 3. What does their dialogue reveal about these two characters? 4. This poem is full of colours—and not just of skin. What colours do you see in the poem? What does Soyinka want to communicate through these images of colour? 5. One definition of irony is the use of words to express the opposite of the literal meaning .What irony do you find in lines 23–26?6. What do you think of the speaker’s final question? 7. Since the speaker was prepared for prejudice, why do you think the woman’s question disturbs him so much? 8. If you faced this kind of discrimination, how would you react to it?