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COURTESY OF ATIKA SCHOOL
REPRISE - ENGLISH POETRY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Read the poem and then answer the questions that follow:
Geniuses of countless nations
Have told their love for generations
Till all their memorable phrases
Are common as goldenrod or daisies.
Their girls have glimmered like the moon,
Or shimmered like a summer noon,
Stood like lily, fled like fawn,
Now the sunset, now the dawn,
Here the princess in the tower
There the sweet forbidden flower.
Darling, when I look at you
Every aged phrase is the new
And there are moments when it seems
I’ve married one of Shakespeare’s dreams.
(i) Describe the rhyme scheme in this poem and say what it does. (4 marks)
(ii) Identify and illustrate any two instances of alliteration in the poem. (2 marks)