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What was the name of Duffy's primary school?
St Joseph's Convent School
St Austin's Primary School
St Augustine's Primary School
What are the two possible reasons for the reduction in stanza length in stanzas three and four?
To reflect the destabilising nature of adolescence
To suggest the speaker misses the loss of childhood
To reflect the reduction in confidence that can come with adolescence
To reflect the lack of time left in Mrs Tilscher's class
What does the personification 'xylophone's nonsense' suggest?
Someone is playing a xylophone loudly
Someone is playing the xylophone expertly
Someone is playing the xylophone badly
A xylophone is being silly
What is the correct effect of the short sentences in the line: 'Tana. Ethiopia. Kartoum. Aswan.'?
It bores the reader.
It quickens the pace
It highlights that the speaker is a child, writing in short sentences.
It creates the effect of an incantation, recitation or spell.
Which two methods are used in stanza fourth to show the speaker's discomfort?
Which two words could be used to describe the tone in stanza three?
In which term does stanza three take place?
Who were Brady and Hindley?
Famous sports stars
What two effects are created are created by the metaphor of the tadpoles in the description, 'the inky tadpoles changed from commas into exclamation marks'?
The inability of the speaker to articulate the changes that are happening
To keep the description in the setting of the school playground
To show that the children are becoming bolder and more assertive
To show Duffy's increasing awareness of language
What age was Duffy when she started to create poetry?