Content Grammar

Your Response to the Text


Consider Dickens’s description of Tellson’s in the paragraph you have been working with. Light, sound, color, space, age, movement, and attitude are all revealed to varying degrees by the author’s word choices, including his verb choices, and syntax.

  • Write a narrative or dramatic scene, set in Tellson’s Bank, of a young man or woman who suggests some modernizations for Tellson’s to one of the old partners.
  • Include movement, dialogue, and a variety of descriptive words  that are different than Dickens’s choices but that still capture the gist of the paragraph.
  • Alternatively, draw a picture of the inside of Tellson’s that captures the gist of this paragraph.

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