TEAMS GAMES TOURNAMENT – LEAVING CERT. ENGLISH POETRY – REVISION
HEARTS - QUESTIONS
- What county did Patrick Kavanagh come from?
- How many lines are there in a sonnet?
- In “Shancoduff” what colour does Kavanagh use to describe the hills?
- How many swans did Yeats observe in “The Wild Swans at Coole”?
- What season provides the setting for “The Wild Swans at Coole”?
- What instrument did Kavanagh’s father play in “A Christmas Childhood”?
DIAMONDS - QUESTIONS
- In Kavanagh’s “A Christmas Childhood”, what constellation did the child see over “Cassidy’s hanging hill”?
- Name any 2 poems by Eavan Boland on your course.
- What biblical figure from the Old Testament does Kavanagh refer to in “Shancoduff”? (Hint: pillar of salt)
- What is the proper geographical name for the little hills of Monaghan?
- Complete this quotation: “These are my hills and I….” (4 words – must be exact).
- What is the correct term for a new, made-up word, e.g. “stilly” “greeny”.
SPADES - QUESTIONS
- Name the Irish Airman commemorated by Yeats (both first and surnames please for marks)?
- Where in Ireland did the Irish Airman of Yeats’s poem come from? (Be very specific)
- Who was the Irish Airman’s mother and Yeats’s very close friend?
- How much time should you spend answering the comparative section in the June exam?
- Name any 3 of the comparative modes for either higher level or ordinary level. (Must name 3 for any marks.)
- Out of a total of 400 marks for the leaving cert papers, how may marks are assigned to the essay?
CLUBS - QUESTIONS
- Where was W.B. Yeats born?
- What is the correct name in poetry for run-on lines?
- With whom did Yeats fall (hopelessly) in love?
- Who was the Greek hero who flew too close to the sun and died? (Hint: referred to in Boland’s poem “Love”)
- Name the man who donated his priceless art collection to Ireland on condition that a gallery was built to house it.
- Name the National Theatre founded by Yeats and his friend, Lady Gregory.
HEARTS - ANSWERS
- A melodeon
DIAMONDS - ANSWERS
- “Child of our Time”; “This Moment”; “Love”; “Outside History”; “The Black Lace Fan”
- Either Lot or Lot’s wife
- “have climbed the Matterhorn”.
SPADES - ANSWERS
- Major Robert Gregory
- Kiltartan Cross
- Lady Gregory
- At least 1 hour, and no more than an hour and 10 minutes.
- Cultural context, theme (conflict), relationships, social setting, general vision and viewpoint.
CLUBS - ANSWERS
- Maud Gonne
- Hugh Lane
- The Abbey Theatre