Death be not Proud: Language

In this lesson, we will analyse Donne's use of language in 'Death, be not Proud' and explore what his use of language tells us about his ideas.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.What is a rhyme scheme?

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Q2.What is iambic pentameter?

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Q3.What is structure in a poem?

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Q4.Which of these describes a sonnet?

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Q5.Why might a poet break the sonnet rules?

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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!

Q1.What is a rhyme scheme?

1/5

Q2.What is iambic pentameter?

2/5

Q3.What is structure in a poem?

3/5

Q4.Which of these describes a sonnet?

4/5

Q5.Why might a poet break the sonnet rules?

5/5

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Death be not Proud - Language Quiz

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Q1.Personification means

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Q2.In the poem ...

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Q3.What structural form is the poem?

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Q4.At the beginning of the poem Death is described as ...

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Q5.As the poem continues Death is presented as ...

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Q6.At the end of the poem Death is presented as ...

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Death be not Proud - Language Quiz

Check your learning from today's lesson

Q1.Personification means

1/6

Q2.In the poem ...

2/6

Q3.What structural form is the poem?

3/6

Q4.At the beginning of the poem Death is described as ...

4/6

Q5.As the poem continues Death is presented as ...

5/6

Q6.At the end of the poem Death is presented as ...

6/6

Lesson summary: Death be not Proud: Language

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This was the final lesson in the unit The sonnet through time: 'Death, be not proud', Donne.

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