"‘Neutral Tones’ Language, Form, and Structure"

In this lesson, we will explore the poem 'Neutral Tones' by Thomas Hardy by focusing on the language, form and structure of the poem.

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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.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 month of winter?

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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.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 month of winter?

4/4

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Neutral Tones: Language, Form, and Structure

This quiz will test your knowledge from this lesson.

Q1.What does the term paradox mean?

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Q2.What is tetrameter?

2/4

Q3.Why has sibilance been used in the line 'The smile on your mouth was the deadest thing?'

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Q4.What does the word disconnection mean?

4/4

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:

Neutral Tones: Language, Form, and Structure

This quiz will test your knowledge from this lesson.

Q1.What does the term paradox mean?

1/4

Q2.What is tetrameter?

2/4

Q3.Why has sibilance been used in the line 'The smile on your mouth was the deadest thing?'

3/4

Q4.What does the word disconnection mean?

4/4

Lesson summary: "‘Neutral Tones’ Language, Form, and Structure"

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