Slate

1

Which important political event influenced “Slate” and the other poems in this collection?

2

Which of the statements below describe two features of a sonnet?

3

What is the rough translation of the German Epigraph which accompanies this collection of poetry?

4

Who are the “we” referred to throughout this poem?

5

Which technique is employed in the phrase “seas plunder/faults”?

6

Which two geographical locations are mentioned in the poem?

7

Which technique is employed in the phrase “might streak, surely strike/seldom stroke”?

8

How does the poet create a turning point in line 10 of the poem?

9

What does the poet suggest is the difference between the landscape of Scotland and a rainbow?

10

What are the two main themes explored in this poem?