Tuesday, 15 October 2013

11bEn1 - 'Even Tho' homework

Hello new Year 11s!

We've not been through this poem for a while, so I thought it'd be an excellent revision tool to post some questions for you to answer.

Pick one and write a paragraph in response using the 'comments' box (at the bottom):

  1. How does the structure of the poem show conflicted emotions in the speaker?
  2. Why are the stanzas of irregular lengths? Pick out two examples and explain them.
  3. What is the rhythm of the poem like and what does this show?
  4. Why does Grace Nichols mention "seamoss", "jellyfish" and "tongue"?
  5. What is the effect of the fruit imagery?
  6. What aspect of relationships is the speaker trying to avoid? Give two examples and explain them.
  7. What is the significance of the "carnival"?
Due to be completed by Wednesday 23rd October.

Mrs D