The Emigrée' by Carol Rumens

In this lesson, we will explore the meaning and key ideas of Carol Rumens' poem 'The Emigrée' (1993). You will be provided with key information on the poem to help to develop your understanding of the meaning of 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!

Q1.What is definition for the verb 'illuminate'?

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Q2.Dharker uses an extended metaphor of fragile paper throughout the poem. What does the paper represent?

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Q3.Which image has Dharker used to explore ideas of power?

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Q4.True or false: If we let light through, like tissue paper does, we see things differently and we can be free to live.

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Q5.What is significant about the final stanza?

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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 is definition for the verb 'illuminate'?

1/5

Q2.Dharker uses an extended metaphor of fragile paper throughout the poem. What does the paper represent?

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Q3.Which image has Dharker used to explore ideas of power?

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Q4.True or false: If we let light through, like tissue paper does, we see things differently and we can be free to live.

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Q5.What is significant about the final stanza?

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'The Emigrée' by Carol Rumens Quiz

A review quiz to check your understanding of the key vocabulary used in 'The Emigrée' and the key ideas in the poem.

Q1.True or false: Nostalgia involves looking back on negative experiences from the past in order to make yourself feel happier now.

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Q2.Why is the speaker exiled from her home country?

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Q3.Why does Rumens not specify which country or city the poem is set in?

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Q4.Complete the quotation: "The worst news I receive of it cannot break my original view, the bright, filled _____________"

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Q5.Rumens juxtaposes the images of "shadow" and "sunlight". Why might she have done this?

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'The Emigrée' by Carol Rumens Quiz

A review quiz to check your understanding of the key vocabulary used in 'The Emigrée' and the key ideas in the poem.

Q1.True or false: Nostalgia involves looking back on negative experiences from the past in order to make yourself feel happier now.

1/5

Q2.Why is the speaker exiled from her home country?

2/5

Q3.Why does Rumens not specify which country or city the poem is set in?

3/5

Q4.Complete the quotation: "The worst news I receive of it cannot break my original view, the bright, filled _____________"

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Q5.Rumens juxtaposes the images of "shadow" and "sunlight". Why might she have done this?

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Lesson summary: The Emigrée' by Carol Rumens

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