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The Man He Killed Pre-1914 Poetry These icons indicate that teachers notes or useful web addresses are available in the Notes Page. This icon indicates that a worksheet accompanies this slide. This icon indicates that the slide contains activities created in Flash. These activities are not editable. For more detailed instructions, see the Getting Started presentation. 1 of 12 Boardworks Ltd 2006 Introducing pre-1914 poems In your exam, you are required to discuss two pre-1914 poems and compare these to the two modern poets you have studied. Before you begin, discuss the questions below in small groups. Do you know any old poetry? How many old poets can you name? What do you expect pre-1914 poetry to be like? What kind of people do you imagine read these poems? What do you think the point of studying older poetry

might be? Can you imagine any comparisons between pre-1914 poetry and the modern poems that youve studied? How might they be the same or different? 2 of 12 Boardworks Ltd 2006 The Man He Killed Listen to Thomas Hardys The Man He Killed and then read the poem. What are your first thoughts about the poem? Do you like it? Summarize each stanza of the poem in your own words. 3 of 12 Boardworks Ltd 2006

Glossary nipperkin ranged infantry foe list traps 4 of 12 a drink placed in opposition foot soldiers enemy enlist sign up for the armed forces possessions (specifically horse traps) Boardworks Ltd 2006 After reading The Man He Killed

5 of 12 Boardworks Ltd 2006 Close analysis of The Man He Killed Had he and I but met By some old ancient inn, We should have sat us down to wet Right many a nipperkin! How A Slang simple is is language used rhythm to used present

(3/3/4/3) here the and tonarrator present rhyme scheme as thefriendly narrator (ABAB) and as likable. help us quite He toseems understand a simple, to enjoy

uncomplicated the having mans uneducated a good person? time.good How nature. else The is this rhymes simple arent butcomplicated, jolly effect created? reflecting the simple honesty of the character. 6 of 12 Boardworks Ltd 2006

Close analysis of The Man He Killed But ranged as infantry, And staring face to face, I shot at him as he at me, And killed him in his place. Howthis do information we know that the narrator in acharacter life-orDoes affect your viewwas of the death situation he killed the man? and hiswhen actions?

How? 7 of 12 Boardworks Ltd 2006 Close analysis of The Man He Killed I shot him dead because Because he was my foe, Just so: my foe of course he was; Thats clear enough; although Why dodo you think the narrator then goesand on to

use the Why you think the narrator pauses repeats phrases Just soof course and thats clear Because twice? enough? Is he trying to convince himself that what he did was right? 8 of 12 Boardworks Ltd 2006 Close analysis of The Man He Killed

He thought hed list, perhaps, Off-hand like just as I Was out of work had sold his traps No other reason why. What do we learn here about why the narrator became a soldier? 9 of 12 Boardworks Ltd 2006 Close analysis of The Man He Killed Yes; quaint and curious war is! You shoot a fellow down You'd treat, if met where any bar is, Or help to half-a-crown. Why do you think the poet has written the poem in speech marks? Where do you imagine the poem is being delivered, and to whom?

10 of 12 Boardworks Ltd 2006 After reading The Man He Killed Answer the following questions in detail. Use quotations whenever appropriate to prove or illustrate your points. 1. What are your impressions of the narrator of the poem? 2. How do you think he feels about having killed? 3. How does Hardys use of rhythm affect the impact of the poem? 4. Hardy wrote The Man He Killed in 1902. What war do you think the narrator may have been fighting in? 5. What do you think is meant by quaint and curious war is? Do you agree with this view? 6. Why do you think Hardy wrote the poem? 11 of 12 Boardworks Ltd 2006

Poems to compare with The Man He Killed Choose another poem to compare with The Man He Killed. Brainstorm similarities and differences between the two poems. Remember to consider language and structure, as well as meaning. 12 of 12 Boardworks Ltd 2006

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