Class Exercise: Le Loupgarou by Derek Walcott

The exercise is to be completed and emailed to EnglishAliveXYZ@gmail.com BEFORE 27 MARCH 2020

  1. What is the “curious tale” referred to in line 1 of the poem? (1 mark)
  2. Who are the greying women? (1 mark)
  3. Why do you think Le Brun was “greeted by slowly shutting jalousies” (line 4). (3 marks)
  4. How is Le Brun described? (2 marks)
  5. What was responsible for Le Brun’s ruin? (3 marks)
  6. What does the phrase “Christian Witches” (line 9) mean? (3 marks)
  7. What feeling does Le Loupgarou evoke in you as you read the poem? (2 marks)

Ms. Gumbs English Literature OCS 2019-2020

Class Exercise: Ol’ Higue by Mark McWatt

The exercise is to be completed and emailed to EnglishAliveXYZ@gmail.com BEFORE 27 MARCH 2020

  1. What image of Ol’ Higue does the poet present in stanza one? (4 marks)
  2. What complaint does Ol’ Higue make in stanza one? Quote the expressions, which support your answer. (3 marks)
  3. Why would Ol’ Higue be “Burning like a cane fire”? (3 marks)
  4. Why does she have to count a thousand grains? (1 mark)
  5. Why is the blood of babies attractive to Ol’ Higue? (3 marks)
  6. What feeling does Ol’ Higue evoke in you as you read the poem? (2 marks)

Ms. Gumbs English Literature OCS 2019-2020