Amina Abdirahman and her children

Sarah Holmes
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Sarah Holmes
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Three questions focusing on the specific language features used in paragraph 4 of A Passage to Africa.

Resource summary

Question 1

Question
Which of the following quotations conveys the severity of the famine in Somalia in the early 1990s?
Answer
  • In search of wild edible roots
  • They had been sick for days
  • the final, enervating stages
  • terminal hunger

Question 2

Question
In the paragraph about Amina Abdirahman and her children, which language feature does Alagiah make repeated use of for both emotive and emphatic effect.
Answer
  • Rhetorical questions
  • Three-part lists
  • Similes
  • Onomatopoeia

Question 3

Question
How does Alagiah vary his sentences for effect in the extract below? Choose an option from the drop down menu.
Answer
  • Compound sentence adds info
  • Simple sentence adds impact
  • Complex sentence is emotive
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