Structure in 'the sonnet-ballad'

In this lesson, we are moving on to explore the structure of the poem. Can we figure out how the poem has been put together? We will look at the punctuation Brooks has used in the poem and, most importantly, we will think about why Brooks has made those decisions.

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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!

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Q1.Why does Brooks call her heart an 'empty heart-cup?'

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Q2.Fill in the gap in the sentence: Brooks _______ death by describing it as 'the other woman.'

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Q3.Why did Brooks repeat the phrase 'would have to' in her poem?

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Q4.The first and last line of the poem are the same: "Oh mother, mother, where is happiness?" Why are they repeated?

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Q5.What technique is used by Brooks in the first and last line? 'Oh mother, mother, where is happiness?'

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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!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Why does Brooks call her heart an 'empty heart-cup?'

1/5

Q2.Fill in the gap in the sentence: Brooks _______ death by describing it as 'the other woman.'

2/5

Q3.Why did Brooks repeat the phrase 'would have to' in her poem?

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Q4.The first and last line of the poem are the same: "Oh mother, mother, where is happiness?" Why are they repeated?

4/5

Q5.What technique is used by Brooks in the first and last line? 'Oh mother, mother, where is happiness?'

5/5

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Structure in 'the sonnet-ballad' Quiz

Complete this quiz to reflect on how much you have learned about structure in the poem.

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Question 5

Q1.What is 'the sonnet-ballad' about?

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Q2.A refrain is a feature used in...

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Q3.Select the correct definition of caesura.

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Q4.Why does Brooks use enjambment?

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Q5.Lines in a poem which finish with punctuation are called...

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Quiz:

Structure in 'the sonnet-ballad' Quiz

Complete this quiz to reflect on how much you have learned about structure in the poem.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What is 'the sonnet-ballad' about?

1/5

Q2.A refrain is a feature used in...

2/5

Q3.Select the correct definition of caesura.

3/5

Q4.Why does Brooks use enjambment?

4/5

Q5.Lines in a poem which finish with punctuation are called...

5/5

Lesson summary: Structure in 'the sonnet-ballad'

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