Tissue By Imtiaz Dharker

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This poem relies very heavily on imagery.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    THe first three stanzas explore the importance of paper as a means of recording our history.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Stanza 4 to Stanza __________ focus on the paradox that paper is fragile, yet it controls our lives.
  • 4. 
    Light is presented as a negative force that does not allow people to see or understand. it does not move through boundaries and it cannot break through objects.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Structure: The final, single line stands out and focuses the reader on
    • A. 

      The different layers of life

    • B. 

      The lack of rhythm and rhyme

    • C. 

      Their own identity and how it is created

    • D. 

      History, human experience and the creation of human life

  • 6. 
    Important ideas in this poem are that ...
    • A. 

      Life is more complex than the other things we create

    • B. 

      Life is more precious than the other things we create

    • C. 

      Light is a positive force that that enables people to see and understand, that can move through and beyond boundaries, that can break objects

    • D. 

      Life is temporary but forms part of a bigger and ongoing story

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

    • G. 

      A,B and C only

    • H. 

      A and B only

  • 7. 
    Tissue explore the varied uses of paper and how they relate to life itself.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The speaker uses tissue as an extended metaphor for life.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Which of the following uses a modal verb, a simile and hints at how money controls our lives?
    • A. 

      If buildings were paper, I might/feel their drift (lines 13-14)

    • B. 

      And what was paid by credit card/might fly our lives like paper kites

    • C. 

      Where a hand has written in the names and histories (line 7)

    • D. 

      Script over numbers over line/and never wish to build again with brick (lines 27-28

  • 10. 
    How does Dharker make connections between paper and human life?
    • A. 

      She uses examples of important aspects of life, such as buildings, money and food

    • B. 

      She refers to paper being 'thinned by age'

    • C. 

      She directly compares paper to skin

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A only

    • F. 

      A and B only

    • G. 

      A and C only

  • 11. 
    In the poem, which of the following control human life?
    • A. 

      Money

    • B. 

      Religion

    • C. 

      Nature

    • D. 

      Pride

    • E. 

      Governments

    • F. 

      A and B only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    The consonance "brick" and "block" emphasise
    • A. 

      The solidity of the objects

    • B. 

      Echoes the beating of a heart

  • 13. 
    Which of the following show that paper is treated with affection?
    • A. 

      Where a hand /has written in the names and histories ( lines 6-7)

    • B. 

      Pages smoothed and stroked and turned (line 11)

    • C. 

      An architect could use all this,/place layer over layer, luminous (lines 25-26)

  • 14. 
    Tissue is mainly constructed in unrhymed, irregular quatrains
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The poet uses enjambment, running meaning between lines and across stanza breaks. This adds to the flowing, delicate nature - both of paper and of the human lives the poet compares the tissue to.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The poem lacks regular rhyme and its rhythm is unsteady, as if to mirror the fluttering of tissue paper. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The poem has a regular rhyme scheme
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    References to the thin paper used by architects, shopkeepers and bookbinders are made to connect the practical uses of paper. These images provide an extended metaphor for human skin and life.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The speaker emphasises the delicacy of the paper by using adjectives throughout the poem. The paper is described as 'fine', 'thin' and 'transparent'. The effect of light is also emphasised with 'luminous', 'daylight' and the way the 'sun shines through'.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Which of the folllowing are true of 'Tissue' by Imtiaz Dharker and 'Ozymandias' by Percy Bysshe Shelley?  
    •  
    • A. 

      Both are extended metaphors.

    • B. 

      Both use concrete images for description.

    • C. 

      Both poems are written in the form of a sonnet.

    • D. 

      Both use metaphor and images of passing time.

    • E. 

      Both poems deal with transient aspects of human life.

    • F. 

      Ozymandias is more narrative in style, while Dharker layers up images.

    • G. 

      All of the above

    • H. 

      All of the above except A and D

    • I. 

      All of the above except C

    • J. 

      A, B and C only

  • 21. 
    Which of the following signals that Dharker is writing about things that are imaginary?
    • A. 

      The conditional construction 'If buildings were paper (line 13)

    • B. 

      The modal verb 'might/ feel their drift' (lines 13-14)

    • C. 

      The modal verb ' might fly our lives like paper kites' (line 4)

  • 22. 
    The poem uses a neutral viewpoint, with a first person perspective.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Dharker uses language that conveys uncertainty and possibility.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The repetition of ___________________ in the poem suggests that family history and heritage are important in forming and individual's identity
    • A. 

      Paper smoothed and stroked

    • B. 

      Thinned

    • C. 

      Shine through

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is an image of natural power being greater than man/human power?
    • A. 

      'daylight break through/capitals and monoliths'

    • B. 

      Maps too. The sun shines through/their borderlines, the marks

    • C. 

      Raise a structure/never meant to last

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

  • 26. 
    The use of enjambment might suggest that the speaker longs for freedom from human imposed restrictions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    The fifth stanza presents a contrast between the freedom of nature and the restrictions imposed by human activity. e.g. borders
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False