What is your first impression of the horse in this poem?
Pick two metaphors or similes from this poem that you liked and stae why you think they are effective.
‘But we, by a love so much refined’
Discuss the way in which the poet distinguishes the love that he and his wife share from the love that others experience. Do you think he is being honest about what matters most to his wife and himself?
What sort of view of love does this poem present?
Examine the theme of Appearance Vs Reality in Hamlet (Due Fri 22nd)
Write a paragraph with the topic sentence ‘Cookery involves a number of skills’.
Do you think that Hamlet’s madness is purely an act, or are there moments when he crosses the line into real madness? Give reasons for your answer (no more than 2 A4 pages)
Complete a summary (in your own words!) and analysis of Act 2. (Two A4 pages max)
What does Polonius believe is the cause of Hamlet’s unusual behaviour?