Exploring 'To A Nightingale'

In this lesson, we will explore the meaning of Charlotte Smith's 'To A Nightingale' by breaking the sonnet down into sections and carefully analysing the language Smith uses.

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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.In which year was Charlotte Smith born?

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Q2.Charlotte Smith was a part of the second generation of Romantic writers.

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Q3.How many children did Charlotte Smith have?

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Q4.Smith's poems are often about feeling...

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Q5.Women were equal to men during the time period that Smith was writing.

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Q6.How many lines are in a sonnet?

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Q7.What is an 8 line section of poetry called?

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Q8.How many lines are in a quatrain?

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Q9.What type of sonnet is 'To A Nightingale' written in?

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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.In which year was Charlotte Smith born?

1/9

Q2.Charlotte Smith was a part of the second generation of Romantic writers.

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Q3.How many children did Charlotte Smith have?

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Q4.Smith's poems are often about feeling...

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Q5.Women were equal to men during the time period that Smith was writing.

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Q6.How many lines are in a sonnet?

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Q7.What is an 8 line section of poetry called?

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Q8.How many lines are in a quatrain?

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Q9.What type of sonnet is 'To A Nightingale' written in?

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Exploring 'To A Nightingale' - Quiz

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Q1.What form is the poem written in?

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Q2.Which word means 'feeling sad without really knowing why'?

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Q3.Who or what does Smith say that the nightingale is telling its story to?

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Q4.'Sweet sorrow' and 'Mournful melody' are examples of what?

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Q5.Which word means 'the events of someone's life being beyond their control'?

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Q6.Smith wonders if the nightingale had been hurt by:

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Q7.Smith suggests that the nightingale might also have been hurt by a love which went bad. Which word does she use to describe the nightingale?

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Q8.Ultimately, we learn that Smith is _________ because the nightingale can fly away and leave its problems behind and she can't.

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Exploring 'To A Nightingale' - Quiz

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What form is the poem written in?

1/8

Q2.Which word means 'feeling sad without really knowing why'?

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Q3.Who or what does Smith say that the nightingale is telling its story to?

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Q4.'Sweet sorrow' and 'Mournful melody' are examples of what?

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Q5.Which word means 'the events of someone's life being beyond their control'?

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Q6.Smith wonders if the nightingale had been hurt by:

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Q7.Smith suggests that the nightingale might also have been hurt by a love which went bad. Which word does she use to describe the nightingale?

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Q8.Ultimately, we learn that Smith is _________ because the nightingale can fly away and leave its problems behind and she can't.

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Lesson summary: Exploring 'To A Nightingale'

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