Teams Games Tournament Leaving Cert. English Poetry

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

  • Monaghan
  • 14
  • Black
  • 59
  • Autumn
  • A melodeon


DIAMONDS - ANSWERS

  • Cassiopeia
  • “Child of our Time”; “This Moment”; “Love”; “Outside History”; “The Black Lace Fan”
  • Either Lot or Lot’s wife
  • Drumlins
  • “have climbed the Matterhorn”.
  • Neologism

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.
  • 100

CLUBS - ANSWERS

  • Sligo
  • Enjambment
  • Maud Gonne
  • Icarus
  • Hugh Lane
  • The Abbey Theatre