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Poetry Revision: MacCaig and Duffy General Knowledge 1. Where did MacCaig spend most of his life (city)? 2. What title does Carol Ann Duffy hold?

3. What year was she granted this title? 4. Name 3 features of a dramatic monologue. (3 marks) 5. Why is free verse important to Visiting Hour? 6. Name 4 themes from the two poems. (4 marks) 7. What is the total amount of lines of all 3 poems studied Total: 11

Answers 1. 2. 3. 4.

Edinburgh Poet Laureate 2009 Adopted persona; rhetorical language; critical situation; character creates sympathy; speech gives clues about identity; silent but implied audience;

clues to characters past/history through speech. 5. It mirrors the narrators confused/convoluted state of mind. 6. Death; isolation; hopelessness; futility of life; fragility of life; human suffering. 7. S.S = 24. V.H = 38 A.V:FM = 36 Total = 98

Poem test Write out Visiting Hour first. Number ones take the first line, number twos the second, and so forth 2 marks for each correct verse 7 minutes

Candle timer Do the same for Shooting Stars Explosives timer

Annotation Challenge Nurses walk lightly, swiftly, here and up and down and there, their slender waists miraculously carrying their burden

of so much pain, so many deaths, their eyes still clear after so many farewells. Ward 7. She lies

in a white cave of forgetfulness. A withered hand trembles on its stalk. After I no longer speak they break our fingers

to salvage my wedding ring. Rebecca Rachel Ruth Aaron Emmanuel David, stars on all our brows Beneath the gaze of men with guns. Mourn for our daughters, upright as statues, brave. You would not look at me. You waited for the bullet. Fell. I say, Remember.

Remember those appalling days which make the world forever bad. One saw I was alive. Loosened After immense suffering someone takes tea on the lawn. After the terrible moans a boy washes his uniform. After the history lesson children run to their toys the world

turns in its sleep the spades shovel soil Sara Ezra Annotation Challenge answers. Nurses walk lightly, swiftly, here and up and down and there, their slender waists miraculously

carrying their burden of so much pain, so many deaths, their eyes still clear after so many farewells.

Ward 7. She lies in a white cave of forgetfulness. A withered hand trembles on its stalk.

After I no longer speak they break our fingers to salvage my wedding ring. Rebecca Rachel Ruth Aaron Emmanuel David, stars on all our brows Beneath the gaze of men with guns. Mourn for our daughters, upright as statues, brave. You would not look at me.

You waited for the bullet. Fell. I say, Remember. Remember those appalling days which make the world forever bad. One saw I was alive. Loosened After immense suffering someone takes tea on the lawn. After the terrible moans a boy washes his uniform.

After the history lesson children run to their toys the world turns in its sleep the spades shovel soil Sara Ezra Plan out the essay 6 mins Choose a poem which deals with loneliness or isolation. Show how the poem explores the theme, and discuss to what extent

your appreciation of the theme was deepened by the poets treatment. Choose a poem in which the tone is sinister or seductive or cynical. Show how the poem creates this tone and discuss its relative importance in your appreciation of the poem.

Choose a poem in which there is a powerful evocation of place. Show how the poet powerfully evokes a specific place to explore an important theme. Tie breaker

How old is Carol Ann Duffy?

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