North-west Poem By Carol Ann Duffy: Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    Which location could the poem be based upon?

    • A.

      Ghana

    • B.

      Birmingham

    • C.

      Liverpool

    • D.

      Glasgow

    Correct Answer
    C. Liverpool
    Explanation
    The poem could be based on Liverpool because it is one of the given options and the question asks for the possible location. Without any additional information or context about the poem, it is impossible to determine the specific location, but Liverpool is a valid possibility among the options provided.

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  • 2. 

    What another poem could you link it to that has the theme of reflecting upon the past?

    Correct Answer
    The Map Woman
  • 3. 

    The poem takes the form of a sonnet, but it could also be an elegy.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The poem being described in the question is said to take the form of a sonnet. A sonnet is a specific type of poem that consists of 14 lines and follows a strict rhyme scheme. However, the question also suggests that the poem could also be an elegy. An elegy is a poem that mourns the loss of someone or something. Since the question does not provide any further information or context about the content or theme of the poem, it is possible that it could be both a sonnet and an elegy, as these are not mutually exclusive categories. Therefore, the answer "True" is correct.

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  • 4. 

    What river is referenced through the "ferry grieves down by the Pier Head"? 

    • A.

      River Tyne

    • B.

      River Tamar

    • C.

      River Severn

    • D.

      River Styx

    Correct Answer
    D. River Styx
    Explanation
    The correct answer is River Styx. The phrase "ferry grieves down by the Pier Head" is a reference to the River Styx in Greek mythology. In Greek mythology, the River Styx is said to be the boundary between the world of the living and the underworld. It is often associated with grief and mourning, hence the mention of "grieves" in the phrase. The Pier Head is a location where the ferry crosses the river, further indicating the reference to the River Styx.

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  • 5. 

    Identify the language techniques used.

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Caesura

    • D.

      Rule of 3

    • E.

      Cliche

    • F.

      Hyperbole

    • G.

      Oxymoron

    • H.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Personification
    C. Caesura
    D. Rule of 3
    E. Cliche
    H. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The language techniques used in the given answer are personification, caesura, rule of 3, cliche, and metaphor. Personification is the attribution of human characteristics to non-human objects or animals. Caesura is a pause or break in a line of poetry. Rule of 3 is the use of three elements or ideas for emphasis or to create a pattern. Cliche refers to an overused phrase or expression. Metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two unrelated things without using "like" or "as".

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  • 6. 

    Complete the sentence that shows the inevitability of her not being able to stop the distance between her past growing.  "The ________ out of reach."

    Correct Answer(s)
    city drifts
    Explanation
    The phrase "city drifts" suggests that the city is constantly moving or changing, making it impossible for her to stop the distance between her past from growing. The word "drifts" implies a gradual and continuous movement, indicating that the city is constantly evolving and moving away from her. This emphasizes the inevitability of her inability to stop the growing distance between her past and the changing city.

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  • 7. 

    What happens to the imagery after the Caesura?

    • A.

      Lightens

    • B.

      Darkens

    • C.

      Stays the same

    • D.

      Runs away

    Correct Answer
    B. Darkens
    Explanation
    After the Caesura, the imagery in the text becomes darker. This suggests a shift in the tone or mood of the passage, possibly indicating a change in the subject matter or a more negative or intense atmosphere. The darkness of the imagery could evoke feelings of sadness, fear, or tension, adding depth and complexity to the overall meaning of the text.

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  • 8. 

    Which is an isolated image?

    • A.

      "Only an X on a wave marks the spot"

    • B.

      "Wondering what we lost"

    • C.

      "However it is we return to the water’s edge"

    • D.

      "This is where we were young"

    Correct Answer
    A. "Only an X on a wave marks the spot"
    Explanation
    The phrase "Only an X on a wave marks the spot" suggests that there is a specific location or point of interest indicated by an X on a wave. This implies that the image being referred to is separate or isolated from the other images mentioned. The other phrases do not mention anything about a specific marking or spot, making them less likely to be isolated images.

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  • 9. 

    The "flowers of the litter" could be a reference to ________ band album cover.

    Correct Answer
    Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club
    Explanation
    The phrase "flowers of the litter" is a play on words, suggesting that the album cover of Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band features a group of people, or "flowers," who stand out from the rest, or the "litter." This album cover is known for its vibrant and eclectic design, featuring various famous figures and colorful elements, making it a fitting reference for the given phrase.

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  • 10. 

    "unborn children" could symbolize menopause.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Thought of as symbolising regretful/unfulfilled potential.

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  • 11. 

    What could "frets" be seen as?

    • A.

      Loneliness

    • B.

      Guitar frets

    • C.

      Worries

    • D.

      Guiltyness

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Guitar frets
    C. Worries
    Explanation
    "Frets" can be seen as both guitar frets and worries. In the context of a guitar, frets are the metal strips embedded on the fingerboard that help produce different notes. However, "frets" can also represent worries or concerns, as it is a common metaphor to describe being anxious or troubled. Therefore, the correct answer is Guitar frets, Worries.

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  • 12. 

    "Tearful air" could be seen as what?

    • A.

      Hormonal woman being typically emotional

    • B.

      Sadness when letting go of the past

    • C.

      The air is saddened by Duffy's choices

    • D.

      Nothing - English is just a lie.

    Correct Answer
    B. Sadness when letting go of the past
    Explanation
    The phrase "tearful air" suggests a sense of sadness or sorrow. This can be interpreted as the feeling one experiences when they are letting go of the past. It implies a melancholic atmosphere or emotional state associated with the act of moving on from previous experiences or memories.

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  • 13. 

    Nostalgic grief is emphasized by? 

    • A.

      Sadness

    • B.

      Pathetic Phallacy

    • C.

      Pathetic Fallacy

    • D.

      Death

    Correct Answer
    C. Pathetic Fallacy
    Explanation
    Pathetic fallacy is a literary device in which human emotions and characteristics are attributed to nature or inanimate objects. In the context of nostalgic grief, the use of pathetic fallacy can emphasize and enhance the feelings of sadness and longing associated with the loss or longing for the past. By attributing human emotions to nature, the reader or audience is able to connect with the emotions on a deeper level, intensifying the sense of nostalgia and grief.

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  • 14. 

    The half-rhyme could symbolize that...

    • A.

      Life is incomplete

    • B.

      Duffy is a lazybones

    • C.

      Her life is unfinished

    • D.

      It means that the rhyme is lonely

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Life is incomplete
    C. Her life is unfinished
    Explanation
    The half-rhyme could symbolize that life is incomplete and her life is unfinished. This suggests that there are aspects of life that are missing or not fully developed, possibly indicating a sense of dissatisfaction or a lack of fulfillment. The use of half-rhyme instead of full rhyme could also imply a sense of imperfection or incompleteness in the overall structure or harmony of life.

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  • 15. 

    The personal tone contrasts the ________ ones from other previous poems.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Political
    Explanation
    The personal tone in this poem is different from the political ones in previous poems.

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  • 16. 

    A key theme displayed is that of a child's regret.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A key theme is that of an adult's regret.

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  • 17. 

    The patriarchal pressure and society at the time meant what?

    • A.

      Women became feminists

    • B.

      Men are evil

    • C.

      The oppression hurts

    • D.

      Role of the woman was to have children

    Correct Answer
    D. Role of the woman was to have children
    Explanation
    During the patriarchal society, women were expected to fulfill their role as mothers and bear children. The societal pressure and norms dictated that a woman's primary purpose was to reproduce and continue the family lineage. This expectation limited women's opportunities and relegated them to a subordinate position in society.

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  • 18. 

    What song do the words "yeah, yeah, yeah" relate to and what are we looking back on?

    • A.

      Drive my car

    • B.

      Duffy's failure

    • C.

      Twist and Shout

    • D.

      Peak of Duffy's Youth

    • E.

      Help!

    • F.

      The downfall of Liverpool

    • G.

      Her previous lovers

    • H.

      She Loves You

    Correct Answer(s)
    D. Peak of Duffy's Youth
    H. She Loves You

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