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Choosing any two poems from the thematic categories table, examine: a) What each poem has to say about the theme of death. b) Identify ONE image, or literary device, from each poem and discuss the manner in which this image highlights the theme of death. 2. Choosing any two poems from the thematic categories table, examine: a) The dreams/ desires of two personas. b) Identify and discuss one image, from each poem, that highlights the personas’ dreams/ desires. 3. Patriotism is an important theme in the poems ‘It Is the Constant Image of Your Face’ and ‘South’. a) Summarize the content of each poem. b) One person struggles to maintain his patriotism toward his country, while the other is homesick. Identify and discuss, ONE image, from each poem, that highlights these traits (separately) in the personas from the separate poems. c) Discuss the manner in which EACH persona deals with their particular struggle. 4. Childhood experiences is a theme that can be found in poems on the thematic categories table. Choosing any two poems: a) Identify the childhood experiences of ONE persona, from each poem. b) With the assistance of ONE literary device, from each poem, discuss the manner in which each persona is affected by their particular experience as a child. 5. The theme of racism can be found in the poems ‘Dreaming Black Boy’, ‘Epitaph’ and ‘Theme for English B’. Using TWO poems from the list that is given, examine: a) The manner in which racism affects the personas’ life. b) Using any ONE image, from each poem, discuss the ways in which this image highlights the theme of racism. 6. ‘Forgive My Guilt’, ‘A Contemplation upon Flowers’, ‘God’s Grandeur’ and ‘Orchids’ are poems that deal with the theme of nature. a) Summarize what two of the poems are about. b) Using any ONE literary device, from each of the two poems, discuss the manner in which each device highlights the fact that nature is resilient. 7. ‘Sonnet Composed Upon a Westminster Bridge’ and ‘God’s Grandeur’ are two poems that deal with appreciation of nature. a) Identify the manner in which each poem praises nature in all its glory. b) Identify and discuss one image, from each poem that highlights nature at its most glorious. 8. Choosing any two poems from the thematic categories table, examine: a) The ways in which the persona’s in two poems are discriminated against. b) Identify and discuss one literary device, from each poem, that highlights the theme of discrimination. 9. ‘It Is the Constant Image of Your Face’ and ‘The Woman Speaks to the Man Who Has Employed Her Son’ are two poems that deal with the theme of love. a) Summarize the content of each poem. b) Identify, and discuss, the issue that each persona is having with the object(s) of their love. c) Identify and discuss ONE literary device, for each poem, that highlights the theme of love.

that highlights the theme of oppression in each poem. a) Summarize both poems. and what are the circumstances surrounding the hypocrisy. ‘A Stone’s Throw’ and ‘Once Upon A Time’ are two poems that look at hypocrisy as their major themes. b) Identify and discuss ONE literary device. as well as a means of dealing with issues in their life. examine: a) Each poem in terms of its emphasis on religion. and discuss. for each poem. and say how this emphasizes the theme of religion. ‘Le Loupgarou’ and ‘Ol’ Higue’ are two poems that deal with the supernatural. based on ONE of the two poems. Define the term oppression. 15. ‘Forgive My Guilt’ and ‘It is the Constant Image of Your Face’ are two poems that highlight the theme of guilt. the most gruesome image of war (ONE) from each of the poems. and discuss. from each poem. from each poem. a) Who is hypocritical. each. b) Identify. each. and identify TWO poems from the thematic categories table that exemplifies this theme. that highlights the personas’ feeling of guilt. 12. from each poem. that highlights the theme of the supernatural. the lesson is learnt about war and its effects. ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’ and ‘This is the Dark Time My Love’ are two poems that deal with war and its effects. the manner in which each persona uses elements of religion as expression. a) Summarize the content of each poem. Identify. b) Using ONE literary device. and discuss. c) Identify and discuss ONE literary device. Using TWO of the following poems. ‘God’s Grandeur’ and ‘The Woman Speaks to the Man Who Has Employed Her Son’ are two poems that deal with religion.Revision Questions 10. b) Identify and discuss ONE literary device. b) Identify the supernatural element in both poems. 14. 13. b) Identify and discuss ONE biblical allusion. a) Summarize each poem. is it possible for each persona to avoid being hypocritical and why? 17. c) In your opinion. examine: a) Two different poems’ perspective on survival. discuss its role in handling the tragedies that people encounter in life. b) Using evidence from the poems. a) Identify and discuss the circumstances that surround each personas’ feeling of guilty. Using these two poems: a) Identify and discuss the oppressive situation in each poem. Choosing any two poems from the thematic categories table. ‘A Stone’s Throw’ and ‘The Woman Speaks to the Man Who has Employed Her Son’ are three poems that have religious elements at the forefront. 11. . examine the manner in which these devices emphasize the theme of survival. that exemplifies the hypocritical situation that is occurring in each poem. 16. b) Identify and discuss ONE literary device. from each poem. and. c) Identify.

19. discuss the impact of different cultures meeting. The theme of patriotism can be seen in the poem ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’. a) Identify the different sports that are the center of both poems. from each poem. 22.lost their innocence. ‘Test Match Sabina Park’ and ‘West Indies. ‘It Is the Constant Image of Your Face’ and ‘South’. b) Identify and discuss ONE literary device. from each poem. Alienation is expressed in the poems ‘A Stone’s Throw’ and ‘West Indies. 21. b) Identify and discuss ONE literary device. that highlights the theme of alienation. ‘Test Match Sabina Park’ and ‘To An Athlete Dying Young’ are two poems that have a sport at their center. Many of the poems occur in particular places. from each poem. b) Identify and discuss ONE literary device. that highlights the theme of loss of innocence. generally. or represent other values. choosing ONE poem from the thematic categories table: a) Identify the place that TWO poems are set. a) Define the term patriotism and discuss the role that this plays in TWO out of the three choices given. and how do they feel about losing their innocence. b) Identify and discuss ONE literary device. that highlights the significance of the place to each persona. identify and discuss how each sport is used to highlight. from each poem.in both poems . a) Discuss the cultural aspects of the Caribbean that are highlighted by these two poems.Revision Questions 18. as well the relevance of each sport to the two different personas. USA’ are two poems that deal with culture. a) How have the personas . 20. as well as. a) Define the term alienation and discuss the role that it plays in both poems. b) Using ONE literary device. . each. USA’. 23. exploring what the poem is about. ‘Forgive My Guilt’ and ‘Once Upon A Time’ are two poems that examine the concept of loss of innocence. that highlights the theme of patriotism. b) Using ONE literary device. from each poem.

in your opinion. is a very complex one in the text The Wine of Astonishment.Revision Questions A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM 1. how does the power play between one of the couples impact both their relationship and their surroundings? 3. put on by the craftsmen in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. a) Identify. but the flawed hero. Bolo and Ivan Morrison. b) Discuss the extent to which Bolo had a choice in conducting himself. b) How did Bee’s decisions affect his congregation and his family? 4. was this reaction appropriate. and discuss. in the manner that he did. The tragic play Pyramus and Thisbe. and discuss. is a valuable piece of comic relief. b) Identify. while Ivan represents a ‘progressive’ educated future. a) Identify. the manner in which two (2) women do not conform to the presumed subservience of women in the Elizabethan era. . the manner in which two (2) individuals exerted power and authority over the Shouter Baptist congregation. Romantic love is represented in various forms in the text A Midsummer Night’s Dream. in the text The Wine of Astonishment. The women in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream are sometimes treated poorly by the men in Elizabethan society: a) Identify. b) Identify. Power and authority is an important theme in theme in the text The Wine of Astonishment. and discuss. and discuss. 2. a) Identify. in the text The Wine of Astonishment. b) In your opinion. Elizebethan women are presumed to be subservient to the men in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Identify. and explain. Heroism is a fairly simple concept. the type of love relationship that three (3) couples represent. the irony in one of these characters’ use of their power and authority against the Shouter Baptists. a) Using two examples. 4. the manner in which Bolo represents a fading cultural element. 2. and explain. the manner in which two (2) women suffered at the hands of men in this text. and discuss. in order to achieve his goal of saving his village and why. b) What is the impact that these two women’s actions have on one character in the play? THE WINE OF ASTONISHMENT 1. can be said to be the voice of reason in the village of Bonaisse. discuss the extent to which you agree with this statement and why. three (3) aspects of the craftsmen production that transforms their portrayal from tragic to comedic. Bee. a) Discuss the ways in which Bolo can be considered to be a ‘flawed hero’. can be considered to be representing opposing elements in the Trinidadian society. on the other hand. 3. b) How did the women react to their treatment and. a) Recount the original tale of Pyramus and Thisbe.

from each short story. as represented by particular characters in the individual stories. how well did each character handle their racist encounter and why. 3. and the fact that they are female. and discuss. as well as the level of hypocrisy that is highlighted by these ironic situations. b) Identify. the instances of prejudice that occurred in the lives of Mom Luby and Shabine/Justene. handled it best? 2. are two women that encounter difficulties based on their gender. ONE example of racism in each short story. respectively. c) Identify the irony that is explicit in the treatment of both women.Revision Questions SHORT STORIES 1. . b) Describe a traumatic moment in each child’s life and discuss the lesson that they have.’Shabine’ and ‘Emma’. 3. 4. ‘Man of the House’.’The Boy Who Loved Ice-Cream’ and ‘The Day the World Almost Came to An End’ are two short stories in which children learn life lessons. b) In your estimation. c) In your estimation. b) Identify and discuss the manner in which these TWO women were treated by society. and explain. b) Define the term prejudice and identify. Love and family relationship is a theme that is present in the following short stories: ‘Shabine’. has encountered. and who. discuss the fairness. 4. Prejudice is a theme that is explored in the short stories ‘Shabine’ and ‘Mom Luby and the Social Worker’. in the instances of prejudice that are highlighted in the short stories. b) Discuss the impact that the parental figure has on the characters. 1. from the self-titled short stories. Love and family relationship is an important theme in many of the short stories. Using any short story from the selection given: a) Describe a racist incident that one character. or should have learnt. a) Summarize any TWO of the short stories listed above. a) Summarize these TWO short stories. the manner in which familial love is displayed between any TWO characters in the short stories. in your estimation. a) Identify the difficulty that each character faces in her life. a) Give summaries of the short stories ‘Shabine’ and ‘Mom Luby and the Social Worker’. b) Identify. Racism is an important theme in the short stories ‘Berry’ and ‘Blackout’. c) How did EACH protagonist handle the racism that they faced. a) Describe the life of the children in each of these short stories. ‘Mom Luby and the Social Worker’ and ‘To Dah Duh in Memoriam’. The Day the World Almost Came to An End’. ‘Septimus’. discuss the loving relationship between any two characters and a parent or parental figure. b) Examine the connection between these characters’ issues. or lack of fairness. ‘Emma’. 2. a) Choosing any two short stories. a) Summarize the content of EACH short story. and discuss. The treatment of women has always been a topic of debate.

due to their impoverished situation. ‘The Day the World Almost Came to an End’. the children seem to have very special relationships with a parent. was taken from their lives and why? 6. Lessons learnt in childhood is a prominent feature in the short stories: ‘Emma’. and ‘To Dah Duh in Memoriam’: a) Summarize the content of any TWO short stories. and what does this reveal about their character? 9. what hard lesson did EACH character learn. a) Using examples from the TWO short stories. disenchantment. as well as the circumstances surrounding the lesson in the first place. Using any TWO of the following short stories: ‘Emma’. ‘Septimus’. 10. where this special relationship is highlighted. ‘Septimus’. Childhood is a time in which many useful lessons are learnt. ‘The Boy Who Loved Ice-Cream’. a) Summarize TWO short stories of your choice. In the short stories ‘To Dah Duh in Memoriam’ and ‘Emma’. b) Identify and discuss what EACH child loses. EACH. This is clearly seen in the short stories: ‘Berry’. and explain the circumstances under which the child learns the lesson. b) In your opinion. ‘Septimus’. b) Identify and discuss the lesson that EACH child learns. or deprived of. Man of the House’. idealism or belief. and ‘To Dah Duh in Memoriam’ a) Summarize TWO short stories of your choice. b) How did EACH child react when this parent. ‘Shabine’. Disillusionment is to be free from. 7. ‘The Day the World Almost Came to An End’ and ‘The Man of the House’ a) Summarize any TWO short stories b) Identify and discuss the lesson that EACH protagonist learnt. Using any two of the following short stories: ‘Berry’. or parental figure. In the short stories ‘Septimus’. each child suffers serious loss or disappointment.Revision Questions 5. b) Identify and explain the circumstances behind EACH disenchanting situation. what lesson should each child take away from their loss. ‘Emma’. identify and discuss one instance. or a parental figure. ‘The Boy Who Loved Ice-Cream’ and ‘The Man of the House’ a) Identify and discuss an example of the poverty that exists in EACH protagonist’s life. c) In your opinion. or disappointment? 8. Poverty is a hard and stern teacher. ‘The Boy who Loved Ice-Cream’ and ‘Emma’. c) How does EACH protagonist react to their disenchanting situation and what does it reveal about their character? . as well as how it affects them.