Nature Poetry: 'Causeway' by Matthew Hollis

This lesson will examine the imagery and symbolism of Matthew Hollis' poem 'Causeway'. We will consider how imagery can make us imagine a location and the way that symbolism can convey a powerful message - in this case, a message about our choices around climate change.

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Quiz:

Nature Poetry: 'Causeway' by Matthew Hollis - Quiz

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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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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Nature Poetry: 'Causeway' by Matthew Hollis - 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

Question 7

Question 8

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.'?

4/8

Q5.Imagery can only affect your sense of sight.

5/8

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

6/8

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

7/8

Q8.The poem is a warning against:

8/8

Lesson summary: Nature Poetry: 'Causeway' by Matthew Hollis

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