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1. Hopkins’s use of “seared,” “bleared,” and “smeared” is an example of
A. metaphor. B. assonance. C. simile. D. alliteration.
2. A villanelle is
A. a narrative poem written in blank verse.
B. a formal poem using extensive repetition.
C. a favorite technique of John Donne.
D. a type of complex sonnet.
3. The form of the poem “God’s Grandeur” is that of
A. an English sonnet.
B. an Italian sonnet.
C. a villanelle.
D. blank verse.
4. In “The New Colossus,” the Statue of Liberty is compared to a/an
A. European queen. B. mother. C. immigrant. D. door.
5. In the poem “God’s Grandeur,” the phrase “nor can foot feel, being shod” means
A. God cures all pain.
B. the poet can sense God from head to toe.
C. the earth is home for humans.
D. humans are out of touch with nature.
6. In Donne’s sonnet, what does the phrase “one short sleep past” mean?
A. Death comes sooner than expected.
B. Death is more permanent than sleep.
C. Death, like a nap, isn’t permanent.
D. Death is unavoidable.
7. Describing the chariot that bears the human soul as “frugal” is an example of
A. paradox. B. denotation. C. epiphany. D. realism.
8. What type of poem is “Death, Be Not Proud”?
A. Narrative B. Reflective C. Descriptive D. Discursive
9. Who is the speaker in Sandburg’s “Grass”?
A. A conductor B. A passenger C. The grass D. Napoleon
10. Which one of the following poems depends heavily on the use of allusion for effect?
A. “God’s Grandeur”
B. “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night”
D. “Death, Be Not Proud”
11. A tercet is a
A. figure of speech.
B. literary genre.
C. complex rhyme scheme.
D. three-line stanza.
12. Which poet, who seems be using iambic pentameter, bends the meter most?
A. Emily Dickinson
B. John Donne
C. Gerard Manley Hopkins
D. Emma Lazarus
13. Which one of the following elements is characteristic of the poem “Richard Cory”?
A. Surprise ending
B. Blank verse
C. Lack of rhyme scheme
D. Sonnet form
14. Which one of the following poems is a sonnet?
A. “The Red Wheelbarrow” (Great Short Poems, page 48)
B. “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” (Great Short Poems, page 44)
C. “Into My Own” (Songs for the Open Road, page 17)
D. “Travel” (Songs for the Open Road, page 35)
15. In “Death, Be Not Proud”, what two things does Donne say give pleasure?
A. Nature and travel
B. God and salvation
C. Rest and sleep
D. Life and death
16. To paraphrase a poem means to
A. rewrite it in one’s own words.
B. determine the rhyme scheme.
C. analyze the meter.
D. summarize its theme.
17. In “Death, Be Not Proud,” the speaker is addressing his words to
A. his father. B. an old man. C. Death. D. God.
18. What is the rhyme scheme in “How Doth the Little Crocodile” on page 29 of Great Short Poems?
A. AABB CCDD
B. ABBA ABBA
C. ABAB ABAB
D. ABAB CDCD
19. Which one of the following poems is written in free verse?
B. “There Is No Frigate Like a Book”
C. “Death, Be Not Proud”
D. “God’s Grandeur”
20. Which one of the following lines is written in iambic pentameter?
A. “I lift my lamp beside the golden door”
B. “When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me”
C. “Not that the pines are darker there”
D. “And sorry I could not travel both”