Songs of Ourselves 2017 - Part 1

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What is the main mood of Heidi with the Blue Hair?
Humourous and sad
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Why did the poet write Heidi with the Blue Hair?
To protest against injustice of petty rules
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What is Heidi with the Blue Hair's main theme?
Adolescence
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How does Heidi with the Blue Hair differ from other poems?
It uses narrative forms e.g dialogue, brackets
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What is the main theme of Elegy for my Father's Father?
Regret
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What does the sounds in Elegy for my Father's Father convey?
A mood
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How is Maori culture used in Elegy for my Father's Father?
Talks about importance of land and nature
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What does the refrain of Elegy for my Father's Father reveal about the grandfather?
The grandfather was stoic and had trouble communicating
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In Elegy for my Father's Father, what role does nature have on the old man?
Gives him strength, youth, and takes away his fear of death
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Why did the poet write One Art?
To express strong feelings of loss
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How does One Art's mood and tone conveys the poem's context?
Her humourous tone acts as a defense mechanism
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What effect does the refrain in One Art have?
It is memorable and gives a lighthearted tone
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What is the main idea in the Reservist?
The mockery of Singapore's system of reservists
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How does the Reservist presents war?
A game of chess
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What two futures are paralleled in the Reservist?
A hopeful and bleak future
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In Reservist, what sort of verbs stand alone, which portrays an unsatisfactory mood?
Transitive
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What famous novel does the Reservist allude to?
Don Quixote
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How does the free verse structure in Reservist portray the poem's context?
Never-ending lines resembles never-ending reservist practice
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What are The Trees' themes?
New life, aging and time
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Hows does the structure in The Trees impact the poem?
It mirrors nursery rhyme, a cycle and is conversational
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How does The Trees use sound within the poem?
Associates contrasting themes; matter-of-fact; sybillance
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What is the mood and tone of The Trees?
Excitement, Wishful, Bleak, Grief, Hopeful
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What did the poet write The Trees?
To explore a philosophical ideas
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