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Description

A narrated extract from 'Which Witch?' by Eva Ibbotson where we meet evil witch Madam Olympia. She is described by adjectives and metaphors to create an evil, unkind character. The author then discusses her style of writing, why she chooses her character and how she portrays character by the use of descriptive language.
English Express
This clip is from:
English Express, Texts - Magic
First broadcast:
2 October 2007

Classroom Ideas

This clip could be used in a discussion about style of writing and audience. It os also helpful when discussing descriptive language, sentence structure and effects.