Love Poem For My Country By Dikeni Revision Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The poet starts each stanza with, "My country is ..." Identify the literary device which is used in these lines.
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Assonance

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • E. 

      Repetition

    • F. 

      Metaphor

    • G. 

      Simile

    • H. 

      Toutology

  • 2. 
    Fill in the blank spaces. The function/reason for the use of this device in question 1 is to ____________ the stanzas and to emphasise that _______________ is his country.
  • 3. 
    Line 2: "...so say its valleys...". Identify the literary device which is used in this line.
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Assonance

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • E. 

      Repetition

    • F. 

      Metaphor

    • G. 

      Simile

    • H. 

      Toutology

  • 4. 
    1. In line 3 "where ancient rivers flow..." What is the significance/importance of the use of the word "ancient"?
    • A. 

      The poet uses this adjective to describe the rivers.

    • B. 

      The poet wants to tell the reader how old South Africa is.

    • C. 

      The poet wants to emphasise the history and heritage of South Africa.

  • 5. 
    Why are the rivers part of the "circles of life"? Choose the incorrect meaning.
    • A. 

      Life comes from both sunshine and water.

    • B. 

      Rivers have beginnings and ends.

    • C. 

      Rivers supply fish for eating.

    • D. 

      Rivers form meanders and these look as if the are "circling".

  • 6. 
    Fill in the blanks. The birds are ____________ in the sky and form their own ____________ of life. They are looking ______________ on the world____________ them, ______________ to circle this world as they _____________ circle ______________.
  • 7. 
    Identify the figure of speech in the following: Line 5: "proud eye of the bird"
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Assonance

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • E. 

      Repetition

    • F. 

      Metaphor

    • G. 

      Simile

    • H. 

      Toutology

  • 8. 
    The use of the word "veld" in line 8 confirms that the setting of the poem is South Africa.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The second aspect of South Africa which is introduced by the poet is JOY.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The poet uses a metaphor to describe the movements of the reptiles. WHERE IN THE POEM WILL YOU FIND THIS METAPHOR?
    • A. 

      Line 8

    • B. 

      Line 11

    • C. 

      Line 9

  • 11. 
    Which metaphor does not refer to the "health" and "wealth"of our country?
    • A. 

      "jewels of fish"

    • B. 

      "golden voices"

    • C. 

      "the blue of the sea"

    • D. 

      "their hands are joined together"

  • 12. 
    What is the purpose/theme of this poem?
    • A. 

      The poet wants gto show how the picture of smiling miners is used for political purposes.

    • B. 

      The poet wants to uplift the people's hopes and spirits.

    • C. 

      The poet wants to urge the people to rebel against the reigning government.

    • D. 

      To show how we celebrate special occasions.

  • 13. 
    Is the poet being romantic when he speaks of of the "golden voices " of the miners? _________ he is. Miners are often ____________, suffering from __________ _____________ because of the constant exposure to ____________. Their song in reality are not songs of ____________ but to _____________ themselves to carry on through the long hours of hard _______.
  • 14. 
    What is the tone in lines 33-35?
    • A. 

      Joyful

    • B. 

      Optimistic

    • C. 

      Nostalgic

    • D. 

      Joyful and optimistic

  • 15. 
    Fill in the blanks. The use of "shall" in the last line is ________. There is no _____________ in the poet's mind. There is no ______________________ about it.
  • 16. 
    Arrange the qualities which are introduced in every stanza in the correct order/sequence in which they are discussed.
    • A. 

      Unity, health and wealth,joy, peace, love

    • B. 

      Love,joy, peace,health and wealth, unity

    • C. 

      Love, peace, joy, health and wealth, unity

    • D. 

      Love, peace, joy, unit, health and wealth, unity