The Man He Killed (Part 1)

In this lesson, we will explore the meaning of Thomas Hardy's poem 'The Man He Killed'. You will be provided with key information on the context of the poem and the meanings of important moments within 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.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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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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Lesson 5 - Understanding 'The Man He Killed'

A quiz consolidating your understanding of the poem, context and the key vocabulary from this lesson.

Q1.What does 'senseless' mean?

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Q2.What does the speaker say he would do if he met the opposing soldier outside of war?

2/5

Q3.What reason does the speaker give for shooting the other soldier?

3/5

Q4.Which war was Hardy criticising in this poem?

4/5

Q5.The speaker imagines why the enemy soldier joined the war. What reason does he give?

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Lesson 5 - Understanding 'The Man He Killed'

A quiz consolidating your understanding of the poem, context and the key vocabulary from this lesson.

Q1.What does 'senseless' mean?

1/5

Q2.What does the speaker say he would do if he met the opposing soldier outside of war?

2/5

Q3.What reason does the speaker give for shooting the other soldier?

3/5

Q4.Which war was Hardy criticising in this poem?

4/5

Q5.The speaker imagines why the enemy soldier joined the war. What reason does he give?

5/5

Lesson summary: The Man He Killed (Part 1)

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