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1. What does the persona do with his/her anger of the enemy?

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2. “I told it not, my wrath did grow.”

Unstable emotion should never be kept inside. How can you release it? Provide a reason for
your answer.

Method: ______________________

Reason: ________________________________________________________________

3. What would you do if you had a misunderstanding with your foe?


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4. Why do you think the persona did not tell his foe about his wrath?
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5. What two things can you learn from this poem?

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6. “Till it bore an apple bright”


Do you think revenge solves problems? Give a reason for your answer.

Opinion: _____________________________________

Reason: ________________________________________

7. How does the persona feel about his/her foe lying under the tree in the morning? Give a
reason for your answer.
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8. ‘I was angry with my friend.’

How would you avoid getting angry with a friend? State a good effect of your action.

Method:__________________________________________________

Reason: _________________________________________________

9. ‘I was angry with my foe’

State one bad effect of anger and suggest a solution to manage anger.

Effect: ____________________________________________________________________

Solution: __________________________________________________________________

10. What is the poem about? ____________________________________________________


11. What lessons have you learnt from the poem? State two.

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12. Why does the foe want the apple?
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13. In stanza 1, what happens to an anger that is not settled?


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14. What does the word “deceitful” mean?
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15. In stanza 2, which phrase suggests that the persona pretended and used tricks?
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16. In stanza 3, which phrase tells you that the persona kept his anger all the time?
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17. What does the tree symbolise?


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18. Which word in stanza 2 that has the same meaning as “dishonest”?
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19. In stanza 1, what happened to the persona when he did not express his anger?
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20. In stanza 3, what did the apple refer to?
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21. In stanza 4, why did the persona feel happy?


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22. What did the persona do when he was angry with his friend?
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23. In stanza 2, how did the persona allow his anger to grow?
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24. In stanza 3, what does the word it refer to?


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25. In stanza 1, who is the persona angry with? _______________________

26. Which word in stanza 1 shows the persona is similar to an apple tree? _______________

27. In stanza 2, what does the word ‘it’ refer to? ________________________

28. In the morning glad I see


My foe outstretched beneath the tree’. In your opinion, how did the persona feel that
morning?
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