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COURTESY OF ATIKA SCHOOL
CATHERINE - POETRY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Read the poem below and answer the questions that follow:-
Made for pure pleasure
Like buds two wonderful to name
And Catherine wheels begin to flame
Like a whirling marigold
Rockets and Roman candles make
An orchard of the sky
Whence magic trees their petals shake
Upon each gazing eye
i. Describe the rhyme scheme of this poem. (2marks)
ii. Using examples, explain how rhythm has been achieved in this poem. (4 Marks)
iii. What kind of facial expressions would you exhibit when reciting the poem? (2mks)
iv. Which words would you stress in line one and why? (2 marks)
i) abcdcdede- Irregular
ii) Rhyme – name, flame,
Alliteration- pure, pleasure- consonant p is repeated,
Rockets and Roman- r is repeated.
iii) Wear a happy face while reciting line 1 – Made for pure pleasure.
Stare at a particular point to indicate gazing point.
iv) Made, pure, pleasure – They are content words- they carry the meaning of the sentence.