Neutral Tones (Part 1)

In this lesson, we will explore the key meaning and messages in the poem 'Neutral Tones.' We will also explore key contexts linked to Thomas Hardy and the Victorian era.

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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.Select the pair of synonyms for "possession".

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Q2.Choose one method that Browning uses to demonstrate the speaker's control over Porphyria?

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Q3.True or false. Porphyria tells the speaker that she worships him.

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Q4.Why might Browning have used enjambment in the poem?

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Q5.The use of dramatic monologue gives the reader insight into the speaker's thoughts. Why else might Browning have used it?

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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.Select the pair of synonyms for "possession".

1/5

Q2.Choose one method that Browning uses to demonstrate the speaker's control over Porphyria?

2/5

Q3.True or false. Porphyria tells the speaker that she worships him.

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Q4.Why might Browning have used enjambment in the poem?

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Q5.The use of dramatic monologue gives the reader insight into the speaker's thoughts. Why else might Browning have used it?

5/5

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‘Neutral Tones’ (1867) Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928)

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Q1.What does the word pessimistic mean?

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Q2.In the poem 'Neutral Tones', Hardy uses the phrase 'chidden of God.' What does the word 'chidden' mean?

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Q3.What does the word 'melancholy' mean?

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Q4.Why does Hardy choose to set his poem in the season of winter?

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‘Neutral Tones’ (1867) Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928)

This quiz will test your knowledge from this lesson.

Q1.What does the word pessimistic mean?

1/4

Q2.In the poem 'Neutral Tones', Hardy uses the phrase 'chidden of God.' What does the word 'chidden' mean?

2/4

Q3.What does the word 'melancholy' mean?

3/4

Q4.Why does Hardy choose to set his poem in the season of winter?

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Lesson summary: Neutral Tones (Part 1)

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