The Way My Mother Speaks test questions

1

Who says The day and ever?

2

What is the effect of repeating The day and ever?

3

What sort of evening is described in stanza two?

4

What are the colours of sky mentioned?

5

Nothing is not silent is an example of what?

6

I am happy and sad/ like a child. Which technique does Duffy use here?

7

At what point in the year did the child dip a net into the pond?

8

What are the connotations of the colour green in this poem?

9

Which of her mother’s phrases does Duffy repeat towards the end of the poem?

10

What does the poet say she is in love with at the end of the poem?