Nature Poetry: 'California Dreaming' by Lachlan Mackinnon

In this lesson, we will analyse the imagery and structural features of Mackinnon's poem. We will consider what the message of the poem is and how this is conveyed through the way the poem has been structured.

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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.A causeway is a road which is usually submerged.

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Q2.The poem presents nature as:

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Q3.The poem shows a __________ between nature and humankind.

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Q4.What is this a definition of: 'Language which a poet uses to express emotions and ideas, but which isn’t ‘everyday’ language.'?

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Q5.Imagery can only affect your sense of sight.

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Q6.When an image represents an idea, it is an example of:

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Q7.If darkness represents evil, what might light represent?

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Q8.The poem is a warning against:

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Quiz:

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.A causeway is a road which is usually submerged.

1/8

Q2.The poem presents nature as:

2/8

Q3.The poem shows a __________ between nature and humankind.

3/8

Q4.What is this a definition of: 'Language which a poet uses to express emotions and ideas, but which isn’t ‘everyday’ language.'?

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Q5.Imagery can only affect your sense of sight.

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Q6.When an image represents an idea, it is an example of:

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Q7.If darkness represents evil, what might light represent?

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Q8.The poem is a warning against:

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'California Dreaming' by Lachlan Mackinnon - Quiz

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Q1.Which of these is a famous part of California?

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Q2.In the poem, Mackinnon _____________ our slow reaction to tackle climate change.

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Q3.Imagery is a type of ________ language.

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Q4.How many of your senses can imagery activate?

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Q5.'Structure' means the way a poem is laid out on the page.

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Q6.What is the term for a line of poetry with no punctuation at the end of it?

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Q7.When a word is used more than once, this is an example of:

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'California Dreaming' by Lachlan Mackinnon - Quiz

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

Q1.Which of these is a famous part of California?

1/7

Q2.In the poem, Mackinnon _____________ our slow reaction to tackle climate change.

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Q3.Imagery is a type of ________ language.

3/7

Q4.How many of your senses can imagery activate?

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Q5.'Structure' means the way a poem is laid out on the page.

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Q6.What is the term for a line of poetry with no punctuation at the end of it?

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Q7.When a word is used more than once, this is an example of:

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Lesson summary: Nature Poetry: 'California Dreaming' by Lachlan Mackinnon

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