The Dragons Playground
We will practice how to answer an unfamiliar text question: building our vocab in the process.
15MINS Per Unfamiliar text
Q1. Identify ONE verbal language feature used to describe the children in lines 12-16. “With teeth so white… fresh and ripe.”
Give an example of this feature,
Consonance (Repetition of consonant sounds)
“Perhaps it is the taste?
It seems a monstrous waste.”
Explain how the poet uses this language feature to describe how the children appear in these lines:
The Dragon’s playground includes many language features that help the text flow and make the poem easier to read. One example is, “Perhaps it is the taste? It seems a monstrous waste.” This helps us imagine the children as very laid back. It also helps make the characters seem careful about
Q1. Identify ONE verbal language feature used to describe the children in lines Verbal feature, quote and explain How they appear
Metaphor- Calling Children “they’d be a delicacy, each fleshy morsel”
Appear young, tasty children
Comparing to piece or meat describing as food. The author wants us to visualize them as slabs of meat/fruit. Author makes us imagine a dragon who hmeal for animal which is a giant playground. Pieces of food playing in dragons mouth!
Alliteration- “plump pink”
Listing- “So young and fresh and ripe”
The author uses this feature to portray desirable and malicious
Q2. Explain how the children feel when they enter the playground.
“They stand and grin, gripping broken teeth.”
Feel safe because know what the dragon does, excited and know what happen. Tame dragon. Not hurting or harsh “Floating on sea of softening