Senior 1


Term 2

There Will Come Soft rains

What is the theme of the story?

 QUESTIONS: Answer the following questions.

  1. What unusual qualities and appliances does the house have?
  2. What were the five spots of paint of?
  3. What happened to the people?
  4. What are some things the house has been protecting itself from?
  5. Why is the dog very thin and covered in sores?
  6. What happens to the dog’s remains?
  7. What can you infer the family usually does at 2:35?
  8. What did the children usually do at 4:30?
  9. What is the name of the family that lived in the house?
  10. What are some things the house does to try to save itself?

 Questions on the poem CETACEAN

  1. What is the effect of beginning stanzas 4, 5, 6 and 7 with ‘Then’ or ‘And then’? How typical do you think this is of poetry? Why might the poet do this?
  2. What is the effect of the very short line 3 of stanza 4? Why might the poet do this?
  3. What is the effect of the repetition of the verb ‘arched’ in stanza 5?
  4. Why might the poet make stanza 5 the shortest of the whole poem?

Term 3

  1. Correct the term test and write 3 questions to ask your teacher

2. COMING poem by P. Larkin

Explain what the poem is about

Find 3 literary devices and explain their effect on the readers.


11. What was the last voice to die saying?

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