Best Words (Post 1914)

A quiz based on all 16 post 1914 poems in the Best Words publication for AQA English Literature GCSE.

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  • Created by: Isy East
  • Created on: 20-05-11 11:08

1. In 'Long Distance' the last 4 lines demonstrate that the poet can relate to his father and gives the poem symmetry.

  • True
  • False
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2. The themes in the poem 'The Sick Equation' are...

  • Nostalgia
  • Sadness
  • Family and Relationships
  • Pain

3. 'I Shall Return' is written as a sonnet in iambicpentameter.

  • True
  • False

4. 'Blackberrying' was written by Sylvia Plath when she was suffering from depression and mental illness, which is why this poem is quite dark and sinister.

  • True
  • False

5. Why does Seamus Heaney in 'Churning Day' use the verb 'dance' (line 19) to describe the first signs of butter forming?

  • To make the process seem dainty and dynamic
  • because he liked the sound of it in the poem
  • because the butter did actually dance

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