North-west Poem By Carol Ann Duffy: Quiz!

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North-west Poem By Carol Ann Duffy: Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which location could the poem be based upon?
    • A. 

      Ghana

    • B. 

      Birmingham

    • C. 

      Liverpool

    • D. 

      Glasgow

  • 2. 
    What another poem could you link it to that has the theme of reflecting upon the past?
  • 3. 
    The poem takes the form of a sonnet, but it could also be an elegy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 5. 
    Identify the language techniques used.
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Caesura

    • D. 

      Rule of 3

    • E. 

      Cliche

    • F. 

      Hyperbole

    • G. 

      Oxymoron

    • H. 

      Metaphor

  • 6. 
    Complete the sentence that shows the inevitability of her not being able to stop the distance between her past growing.  "The [blank] out of reach."
  • 7. 
    What happens to the imagery after the Caesura?
    • A. 

      Lightens

    • B. 

      Darkens

    • C. 

      Stays the same

    • D. 

      Runs away

  • 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"

  • 9. 
    The "flowers of the litter" could be a reference to [Blank] band album cover.
  • 10. 
    "unborn children" could symbolize menopause.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    What could "frets" be seen as?
    • A. 

      Loneliness

    • B. 

      Guitar frets

    • C. 

      Worries

    • D. 

      Guiltyness

  • 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.

  • 13. 
    Nostalgic grief is emphasized by? 
    • A. 

      Sadness

    • B. 

      Pathetic Phallacy

    • C. 

      Pathetic Fallacy

    • D. 

      Death

  • 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

  • 15. 
    The personal tone contrasts the [blank] ones from other previous poems.
  • 16. 
    A key theme displayed is that of a child's regret.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 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

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