N5/Higher Speaking Assessment prep
The Telegram and The Red Door by Iain Crichton Smith
Starter: Sketch a drawing that sums up the events of either The Red Door or The Telegram
What are the main themes of The Red Door?
What are the main themes of The Telegram?
"People began to think of the telegram as a strange missile pointed at them from abroad. They did not know what to associate it with, cer tainly not with God, but it was a weapon of some kind, it picked a door and entered it, and left desolation just like any other weapon." Task: Explain why the language in this quote is particularly appropriate. Analyse specific examples of language techniques and link these to the wider context of the story.