Good Friday

1

What does this poem have in common with “Trio” and “In the Snack Bar”?

2

Whose voice is mostly heard in this poem?

3

What is the impact and effect of the dashes used throughout the poem?

4

Where is the man going to on the bus?

5

What reason does the man give for drinking?

6

Why might he feel guilty for drinking on this particular day?

7

What does the man think about the ordinary working classes?

8

Why do you think the poet writes in a Glaswegian dialect throughout?

9

What does the day Good Friday represent in the Christian calendar?

10

Which of these statements best describes the language of the poem?