Language in 'To A Nightingale'

This lesson continues to examine Charlotte Smith's 'To A Nightingale' and considers her use of rhetorical questions and symbolism to convey her emotions to her reader.

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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 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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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 form is the poem written in?

1/8

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

2/8

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

3/8

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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Language in 'To A Nightingale' - Quiz

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Q1.Who wrote 'To A Nightingale'?

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Q2.What form of poem is 'To A Nightingale'?

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Q3.Which word best describes the tone of the poem?

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Q4.What type of question is one which does not require an answer?

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Q5.Charlotte Smith does not use any rhetorical questions in her poem.

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Q6.Symbolism is an example of...

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Q7.What is a symbol for Charlotte Smith's freedom?

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Language in '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.Who wrote 'To A Nightingale'?

1/7

Q2.What form of poem is 'To A Nightingale'?

2/7

Q3.Which word best describes the tone of the poem?

3/7

Q4.What type of question is one which does not require an answer?

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Q5.Charlotte Smith does not use any rhetorical questions in her poem.

5/7

Q6.Symbolism is an example of...

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Q7.What is a symbol for Charlotte Smith's freedom?

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