Valentine (Part 1)

In this lesson, we will explore the meaning of Carol Ann Duffy's poem 'Valentine'. We 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.What is 'anaphora'?

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Q2.How is the speaker's love presented in the poem?

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Q3.Which of the following quotations shows that their love is spiritual?

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Q4.Which quotation demonstrates that her love is eternal?

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Q5.Which could the enjambment in this line mimic? 'I love thee to the depth and breadth and height/My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight.'

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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 'anaphora'?

1/5

Q2.How is the speaker's love presented in the poem?

2/5

Q3.Which of the following quotations shows that their love is spiritual?

3/5

Q4.Which quotation demonstrates that her love is eternal?

4/5

Q5.Which could the enjambment in this line mimic? 'I love thee to the depth and breadth and height/My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight.'

5/5

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Lesson 9 - Understanding 'Valentine'

This quiz will consolidate your understanding of what the poem is describing as well as the key context and vocabulary surrounding it.

Q1.What does 'materialistic' mean?

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Q2.When Duffy's speaker refuses to give their partner roses/hearts, what are they rejecting?

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Q3.Instead of roses/hearts, what gift does the speaker offer her partner?

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Q4.Which aspect of society is Duffy critiquing in the lines 'Not a red rose or a satin heart. I give you an onion.'

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Q5.What could the onion's layers being unwrapped symbolise about relationships?

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Lesson 9 - Understanding 'Valentine'

This quiz will consolidate your understanding of what the poem is describing as well as the key context and vocabulary surrounding it.

Q1.What does 'materialistic' mean?

1/5

Q2.When Duffy's speaker refuses to give their partner roses/hearts, what are they rejecting?

2/5

Q3.Instead of roses/hearts, what gift does the speaker offer her partner?

3/5

Q4.Which aspect of society is Duffy critiquing in the lines 'Not a red rose or a satin heart. I give you an onion.'

4/5

Q5.What could the onion's layers being unwrapped symbolise about relationships?

5/5

Lesson summary: Valentine (Part 1)

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Valentine (Part 2)

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