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1 Sort these images into three categories and explain how you sorted them.

2 WALT: explore the theme of CONTROL in Les Grands Seigneurs by Dorothy Molloy control What is ‘control’? If you control someone, what are you doing? power influence manipulation coercion force rule

3 ? Les Grands Seigneurs by Dorothy Molloy If someone were to describe you using these images, how would you feel about it? What words would you use to describe such a person? Strong? Tall? Impressive? Ancient? Proud? Reliable? Heroic? Protective? Masculine?

4 ? Les Grands Seigneurs by Dorothy Molloy If someone were to describe you using these images, how would you feel about it? What words would you use to describe such a person? Attractive? Bright? Loud? Arrogant? Impressive? Egotistical? Obvious? Distinctive? Feminine?

5 ? Les Grands Seigneurs by Dorothy Molloy If someone were to describe you using these images, how would you feel about it? What words would you use to describe such a person? ‘Show off’? Friendly? Playful? Intelligent? Family- orientated? Supportive? Inquisitive? Obedient? Free?

6 Les Grands Seigneurs by Dorothy Molloy Men were my buttresses, my castellated towers… The peacocks and the cockatoos, the nightingales, the strutting pink flamingos. Men were my dolphins, my performing seals; my sailing-ships… the rocking-horses… monkey-men. How does she feel about MEN? How do we feel about HER? How is CONTROL shown in these verses? How does she feel about MEN? How do we feel about HER? How is CONTROL shown in these verses?

7 Les Grands Seigneurs by Dorothy Molloy

8 Molloy uses SEMANTIC FIELDS (or groups of language) to show how the character controls men Strength Animals Birds

9 Portrayal of Men romantic attractive dependableattractive patronising Extension: What other attributes of men can you find in the poem? Extension: What other attributes of men can you find in the poem? Task: Find at least one quote from the poem to suggest each feature Les Grands Seigneurs by Dorothy Molloy

10 Molloy uses SEMANTIC FIELDS (or groups of language) to show how the character controls men Hard: Strength Medium: Animals Easy: Birds GROUP TASK: Work in threes. Each person chooses a different semantic field. Answer the question below for your chosen field. Help each other to achieve a complete answer. Qu: How does Molloy uses semantic fields to show CONTROL of men?

11 Les Grands Seigneurs by Dorothy Molloy Qu: How does Molloy uses semantic fields to show CONTROL of men?

12 Les Grands Seigneurs by Dorothy Molloy WALT: explore the theme of CONTROL in Les Grands Seigneurs by Dorothy Molloy PLENARY: What do you understand now by the term ‘control’? Answers on an exit card!

13 1.What semantic fields are used? Why does she use them? What do they suggest? 2.The only meaningful words to be repeated in the poem are men and played. Why do you think these words are repeated? 3.What can you comment on, regarding the structure? How does language change the focus of the poem in the last two stanzas? 4.There is another shift of focus in the final stanza. Which word signals that shift? Why is it used? 5.Why is “(yes, overnight)” placed in brackets? What is the effect of this? 6.How does the language of the poem alter in the final stanza? What is the writer implying about male attitudes here? What is the writer implying about women’s roles here? 1.What semantic fields are used? Why does she use them? What do they suggest? 2.The only meaningful words to be repeated in the poem are men and played. Why do you think these words are repeated? 3.What can you comment on, regarding the structure? How does language change the focus of the poem in the last two stanzas? 4.There is another shift of focus in the final stanza. Which word signals that shift? Why is it used? 5.Why is “(yes, overnight)” placed in brackets? What is the effect of this? 6.How does the language of the poem alter in the final stanza? What is the writer implying about male attitudes here? What is the writer implying about women’s roles here? Extension Questions Les Grands Seigneurs by Dorothy Molloy


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