‘Poppies’ by Jane Weir

In this lesson, we will explore the key ideas in Jane Weir's poem 'Poppies' (2009). Weir presents the deep suffering experienced by a mother who has lost her son to war. You will be provided with key information about the meaning of the poem to help to develop your understanding of this text.

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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.Which sentence has used 'futile' INCORRECTLY?

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Q2.True or false: The suffering experienced by the soldiers in winter would have been relentless and dreadful.

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Q3.Owen opposed the war. Choose the most appropriate explanation for Owen's anti-war perspective.

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Q4.Which of the following is NOT a line from the end of a stanza of the poem?

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Q5.Which statement most accurately explains an effect of the half-rhyme on the reader?

5/5

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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.Which sentence has used 'futile' INCORRECTLY?

1/5

Q2.True or false: The suffering experienced by the soldiers in winter would have been relentless and dreadful.

2/5

Q3.Owen opposed the war. Choose the most appropriate explanation for Owen's anti-war perspective.

3/5

Q4.Which of the following is NOT a line from the end of a stanza of the poem?

4/5

Q5.Which statement most accurately explains an effect of the half-rhyme on the reader?

5/5

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'Poppies' by Jane Weir Quiz

This review quiz tests your understanding of the key vocabulary from the lesson and it checks your knowledge of the meaning of the the poem 'Poppies'.

Q1.True or false: To lament means that you are confused.

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Q2.The poem is written from a female perspective.

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Q3.The mother remembers pinning something to her son's lapel. What is it?

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Q4.Complete the quotation from the final stanza: "I listened, hoping to hear your __________ voice catching on the wind".

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Q5.Choose the most accurate statement that explains Weir's purpose for writing 'Poppies'.

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'Poppies' by Jane Weir Quiz

This review quiz tests your understanding of the key vocabulary from the lesson and it checks your knowledge of the meaning of the the poem 'Poppies'.

Q1.True or false: To lament means that you are confused.

1/5

Q2.The poem is written from a female perspective.

2/5

Q3.The mother remembers pinning something to her son's lapel. What is it?

3/5

Q4.Complete the quotation from the final stanza: "I listened, hoping to hear your __________ voice catching on the wind".

4/5

Q5.Choose the most accurate statement that explains Weir's purpose for writing 'Poppies'.

5/5

Lesson summary: ‘Poppies’ by Jane Weir

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