Nettles (Part 1)

In this lesson, we will explore the meaning of Scannell's poem 'Nettles'. You will be provided with key information on the context of the poem and the meanings of important moments within it.

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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!

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Q1.What is free verse?

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Q2.How is Duffy's love presented in the poem?

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Q3.What do the 'rose', 'satin heart', 'cute card' and 'kissogram' symbolise in the poem?

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Q4.By comparing her love to an 'onion', how does Duffy present her love?

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Q5.Why might Duffy use one line stanzas for lines like 'Not a red rose or a satin heart.'?

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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!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What is free verse?

1/5

Q2.How is Duffy's love presented in the poem?

2/5

Q3.What do the 'rose', 'satin heart', 'cute card' and 'kissogram' symbolise in the poem?

3/5

Q4.By comparing her love to an 'onion', how does Duffy present her love?

4/5

Q5.Why might Duffy use one line stanzas for lines like 'Not a red rose or a satin heart.'?

5/5

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Lesson 11 - Understanding 'Nettles'

A quiz consolidating your understanding of the poem, context and the key vocabulary from this lesson

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Question 5

Q1.What does 'futile' mean?

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Q2.Who is vulnerable in the poem?

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Q3.What was Vernon Scannell's job before he focused on writing?

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Q4.What is the story of the son getting stung a metaphor for?

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Q5.What do the nettles growing back symbolise?

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Quiz:

Lesson 11 - Understanding 'Nettles'

A quiz consolidating your understanding of the poem, context and the key vocabulary from this lesson

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What does 'futile' mean?

1/5

Q2.Who is vulnerable in the poem?

2/5

Q3.What was Vernon Scannell's job before he focused on writing?

3/5

Q4.What is the story of the son getting stung a metaphor for?

4/5

Q5.What do the nettles growing back symbolise?

5/5

Lesson summary: Nettles (Part 1)

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