A Poison Tree (Part 1)

In this lesson, we will explore the meaning of Blake's poem 'A poison tree'. You will be provided with key information on the context of the poem and the meanings of important moments within it.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Which group of words can be used as synonyms for loss?

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Q2.Which selection of words best describes the semantic field of injury.

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Q3.How does the mother try and cope with the loss of her son?

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Q4.Weir uses enjambment to show the mother's attempts to compose herself.

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Q5.Which statement best explains why Weir uses sensory language?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Which group of words can be used as synonyms for loss?

1/5

Q2.Which selection of words best describes the semantic field of injury.

2/5

Q3.How does the mother try and cope with the loss of her son?

3/5

Q4.Weir uses enjambment to show the mother's attempts to compose herself.

4/5

Q5.Which statement best explains why Weir uses sensory language?

5/5

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Lesson 9 - 'A Poison Tree' Understanding the poem

A quiz consolidating your understanding of the poem, context and the key vocabulary from this lesson.

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Question 2

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Question 5

Q1.What does the speaker do about his anger towards his enemy?

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Q2.What does 'fester' mean?

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Q3.Which book of poems was 'A Poison Tree' printed in?

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Q4.What is one of the purposes of this poem?

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Q5.What does the speaker's enemy do?

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Lesson 9 - 'A Poison Tree' Understanding the poem

A quiz consolidating your understanding of the poem, context and the key vocabulary from this lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What does the speaker do about his anger towards his enemy?

1/5

Q2.What does 'fester' mean?

2/5

Q3.Which book of poems was 'A Poison Tree' printed in?

3/5

Q4.What is one of the purposes of this poem?

4/5

Q5.What does the speaker's enemy do?

5/5

Lesson summary: A Poison Tree (Part 1)

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