Nettles (Part 2)

In this lesson, we are going to take a closer look at the language, form and structure Scannell uses to create meaning within the poem. We will be focusing specifically on the theme of childhood in our analysis.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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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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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 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

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Lesson 12 - Analysing 'Nettles'

A quiz consolidating your analysis of the poem and the key terminology from this lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What does 'inevitable' mean?

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Q2.The poem uses an extended metaphor. What does it compare the son's pain to?

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Q3.What do the nettles growing back symbolise?

3/5

Q4.What is futile in this poem?

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Q5.What semantic field is used to describe the nettles as 'regiments', 'spears' and 'recruits'?

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Lesson 12 - Analysing 'Nettles'

A quiz consolidating your analysis of the poem and the key terminology from this lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What does 'inevitable' mean?

1/5

Q2.The poem uses an extended metaphor. What does it compare the son's pain to?

2/5

Q3.What do the nettles growing back symbolise?

3/5

Q4.What is futile in this poem?

4/5

Q5.What semantic field is used to describe the nettles as 'regiments', 'spears' and 'recruits'?

5/5

Lesson summary: Nettles (Part 2)

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