Language and Themes in 'The Masque of Anarchy'

In this lesson, we will be introduced to Shelley's use of personification, before exploring his use of contrasting images of power in 'The Masque of Anarchy'.

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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.True or False: The Peterloo Massacre reflected the mistreatment of the middle classes.

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Q2.Fill in the missing word: Reform means to make a change in order to _________ a situation.

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Q3.What is the physical structure of a poem called?

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Q4.What form is 'The Masque of Anarchy' written in?

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Q5.How many stanzas are in 'The Masque of Anarchy'?

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Q6.What does Shelley celebrate in 'The Masque of Anarchy'?

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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.True or False: The Peterloo Massacre reflected the mistreatment of the middle classes.

1/6

Q2.Fill in the missing word: Reform means to make a change in order to _________ a situation.

2/6

Q3.What is the physical structure of a poem called?

3/6

Q4.What form is 'The Masque of Anarchy' written in?

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Q5.How many stanzas are in 'The Masque of Anarchy'?

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Q6.What does Shelley celebrate in 'The Masque of Anarchy'?

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Language and Themes in 'The Masque of Anarchy' - Quiz

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Q1.Fill in the missing word: A tyrant is a cruel and _________ leader.

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Q2.Which of the following is an example of personification?

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Q3.What does Shelley use as a symbol for imprisonment?

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Q4.What does Shelley use as a symbol for power?

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Q5.What does Shelley criticise in 'The Masque of Anarchy'?

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Language and Themes in 'The Masque of Anarchy' - Quiz

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

Q1.Fill in the missing word: A tyrant is a cruel and _________ leader.

1/5

Q2.Which of the following is an example of personification?

2/5

Q3.What does Shelley use as a symbol for imprisonment?

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Q4.What does Shelley use as a symbol for power?

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Q5.What does Shelley criticise in 'The Masque of Anarchy'?

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Lesson summary: Language and Themes in 'The Masque of Anarchy'

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