Nature Poetry: 'A Sunset' by Ari Banias

In this poem, we will see how a poet criticises modern society's relationship with the natural world. We will explore how the poet uses irony to convey his ideas around our obsession with capturing an image of nature, rather than actually appreciating its beauty.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.The structure of a poem is about the way it sounds when it's read aloud.

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Q2.What might the fact that there is no change throughout the poem suggest to us as a reader?

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Q3.Which of these best describes the way in which the wall and the tree talk to each other?

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Q4.When big ideas are represented by characters in a story or a poem, we are reading:

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Q5.'Sycamore Gap' is a fictional place.

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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.The structure of a poem is about the way it sounds when it's read aloud.

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Q2.What might the fact that there is no change throughout the poem suggest to us as a reader?

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Q3.Which of these best describes the way in which the wall and the tree talk to each other?

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Q4.When big ideas are represented by characters in a story or a poem, we are reading:

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Q5.'Sycamore Gap' is a fictional place.

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'A Sunset' by Ari Banias - Quiz

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Q1.Which word means 'never-ending'?

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Q2.Which word means 'something becoming less than it once was'?

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Q3.Which word means something 'very unpleasant'?

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Q4.The poet ___________ our obsession with photographing nature.

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Q5.'A pilot who is afraid of heights' is an example of:

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Q6.The poet thinks we should spend more time admiring the beauty of nature.

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'A Sunset' by Ari Banias - Quiz

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

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Q1.Which word means 'never-ending'?

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Q2.Which word means 'something becoming less than it once was'?

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Q3.Which word means something 'very unpleasant'?

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Q4.The poet ___________ our obsession with photographing nature.

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Q5.'A pilot who is afraid of heights' is an example of:

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Q6.The poet thinks we should spend more time admiring the beauty of nature.

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Lesson summary: Nature Poetry: 'A Sunset' by Ari Banias

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