The opening poem to his Poems to Eimhir collection, this poem reflects some of the struggle and sorrow that MacLean felt throughout the 1930s.
Like ‘Shores’ and ‘I Gave You Immortality’, ‘Girl of the Red-Gold Hair’ is taken from which publication?
Poems to Eimhir
The opening and closing stanzas are the same except for the addition of one word to the closing stanza. What is that word?
What kind of literal journey does the poem include?
In which of these narrative forms is the poem written?
Which of these most accurately summarise the manner in which the poet’s surroundings are described?
Bold and vibrant
Bleak and barren
Beautiful and dramatic
What is a key contrast that develops throughout the poem?
The power of the elements with the helpless mood of the speaker.
The beauty of the surroundings with bleakness of the speaker’s mood.
Which of these creep into the setting and add to a bleak mood?
Which of these words is repeated in stanzas two and four?
How does the speaker describe his heart?
As being dumb
As being in battle
As being coarse
Which of these places are not referenced in the poem?
Sound of Rasaay