A poem about the relationship between two people from different worlds. The poem’s content, ideas, language and structure are explored. Comparisons and alternative interpretations are also considered.
Which of these phrases refers to the theme of the seasons?
'my heartful of headlines'
'our souls tap out messages'
'he saw the first lapwings return'
Which of these phrases uses personification?
'his knuckles singing as they reddened in the warmth'
'You out there, in the cold, seeing the seasons'
'clearing a path through snow'
Which of these phrases contains alliteration?
'pouring air and light into an envelope'
'Is your life more real because you dig and sow?'
How would you describe the structure of the poem?
Divided into three-line stanzas
Divided into four-line stanzas
Divided into five-line stanzas
Which literary technique is used in the quotation 'Is your life more real because you dig and sow?'?
A reciprocal question
An oratorical question
A rhetorical question
Which point of view is presented in the poem?
The speaker addresses the reader
The poem uses an omniscient viewpoint
The speaker addresses a someone they are close to