Poetry Unit Test Review World Literature II Miss Kuffa
In “The Stolen Child,” the fairies do what to a human child? The description of the island, herons, stolen cherries, and moonlight at the beginning of the poem help to create an atmosphere that is mystical OR amusing OR serious. In “The Stolen Child,” what feelings are evoked by the image of the fairies whispering to sleeping trout? feelings of playfulness OR caring OR suspicion The line “We foot it all the night” means that the fairies are doing what?
The lines “For the world’s more full of weeping/than you can understand” imply what about grief? The atmosphere of a literary work is its meaning OR mood OR setting OR moral . When responding to “The Stolen Child,” you should consider which of the following? 1) how the rhyme structure compares to that of other poems. 2) Yeats’sliterary background. 3) how the images in the poem affect you. 4) how punctuation influences the rhythm of the poem. What do the fairies do to the sleeping trout? Why do the fairies do what they do to the sleeping trout?
As the fairies speak of weeping and of their activities while they lure the child, the atmosphere shifts from which? 1) enchanting to disturbing. 2) magical to ironic. 3) mysterious to hopeful. 4) sorrowful to happy. Why do the fairies keep telling the child the world is full of weeping? When the child leaves with the fairies what does he have to leave behind? Images of calves “lowing” on the hillside and the “kettle on the hob” suggest what of the human world?
When the price of the fairies’ bargain becomes clear, the atmosphere of the poem becomes triumphant OR sarcastic OR poignant OR innocent. Although fairies don’t really exist, Yeats uses the folklore to explain what event? Who are the speakers of “In Flanders Fields”? What important message do the speakers of “In Flanders Fields” give to readers? In “In Flanders Fields,” what does the poem’s repetitive beat suggest? 1) soldiers carrying the torch of the fallen soldiers into battle 2) the bravely singing larks and other birds that fly over Flanders fields 3) the sound of gunfire in Flanders fields 4) the rows and rows of grave markers throughout Flanders fields
In “The Kraken,” where can the Kraken be found? What musical device is demonstrated by the italicized words in the following passage from “The Kraken”? Below the thunders of the upper deep; / Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea, / His ancient, dreamless, uninvadedsleep / The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlightsflee According to Tennyson’s poem, which has the Kraken spent his time doing for ages? What action is reflected by the repetition of sound in the following lines from “Reapers”? Black reapers with the sound of steel on stones / Are sharpening scythes. I see them place the hones / In their hip-pockets as a thing that’s done. / And start their silent swinging . . .
What happens to the field rat in “Reapers”? What is revealed by actions described in “Reapers”? 1) the numbing effect on slaves of repetitive work 2) the beauty of nature on a farm 3) how to operate a scythe effectively 4) the important role horses play at harvest time On what type of journey has the speaker in “Meeting at Night” been? What is the meaning of the following lines from “Meeting at Night”? And a voice less loud, through its joys and fears, / Than the two hearts beating each to each!
How would you describe the attitude toward the “you” being addressed in “Prayer of First Dancers”? What can you say about the Navajo attitude toward nature after reading “Prayer of First Dancers”? What aspect of “Prayer of First Dancers” is most reflective of its ceremonial use? Which of the following lines from “The Wind—tapped like a tired Man” is the best example of personification? 1) “And like a Host—‘Come in’/I boldly answered— . . .” 2) “And I became alone—” 3) “ . . . like the Push/Of numerous Humming Birds at once/From a superior Bush—” 4) “His Countenance—a Billow—/His Fingers, as He passed/Let go a music— . . .”
In “The Wind—tapped like a tired Man,” who is the guest who enters the speaker’s home? How would you describe the movement of the wind in the speaker’s home? vicious and intense OR delicate and silent OR rapid and agitated OR slow and calm How might you paraphrase the following stanza from “The Wind—tapped like a tired Man”? He visited—still flitting— / Then like a timid Man / Again, He tapped—’twas flurriedly— And I became alone— In “A Pace Like That,” what is the main reason why the speaker wants to live life at a slower pace?
Which image is used by the speaker in “A Pace Like That” to show how he wants to live his life? In “A Pace Like That,” what is the main reason why the speaker’s life is in contrast with a Torah scroll? 1) His life is more complicated than the Torah. 2) He lives his life without paying much attention to his religion. 3) He lives in haste rather than slowly and carefully, focusing on each day. 4) His life is more simplistic. How might you paraphrase the following lines from “A Pace Like That”? The longer you live, the more people there are / who comment on your actions. Like a worker / in a manhole: at the opening above him / people stand around giving free advice / and yelling instructions, / but he’s all alone down there in his depths.
What metaphor is central to the poem “Metaphor”? To the speaker of “Metaphor,” what does each morning present? How would you paraphrase the following lines from “Metaphor”? Whatever you want to say, / all day, / until night / folds it up / and files it away. The bright words and the dark words / are gone / until dawn / and a new day / to write on. In “Right Hand,” what does Grandfather’s hand do as it irons? What two things are being compared in the following simile? The poems this hand had proclaimed to shirts / as it moved back and forth like a Greek chorus / across the stage of the ironing board—
In what way is Grandfather himself different from his hand? 1) Grandfather is interested in poetry while his hand is concerned mainly with the work of ironing. 2) Grandfather is energetic but his hand is stiff and sore. 3) Grandfather is reserved and quiet while his hand is expressive and self-assured. 4) Grandfather speaks only in Yiddish while the hand speaks in English. Why must Grandfather put his hand in his pocket in order to use English words? 1) His hand is tired from too much ironing. 2) His hand represents his native Yiddish and his heritage. 3) His hand represents his knowledge of English. 4) Having his hand in his pocket helps him to think.
Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare is mostly about what? In Sonnet 18, what do we learn about the poet’s beloved? 1) We learn that she has a fair complexion and gold hair. 2) We learn that she looks much younger than she really is. 3) We learn little about her appearance but find out that she has a mild temper. 4) We learn very little except that she is very attractive. Describe the characteristics of a Shakespearean sonnet. According to Shakespeare, Death can be defeated by religion OR art OR science OR nature. What is the tone of the couplet at the end of Sonnet 18? questioning OR confident OR fearful OR melancholy
In “The Waking,” what “climbs up a winding stair”? The images of nature in “The Waking” connect to the poet’s meaning by which? 1) symbolizing the connection between life and death. 2) creating a warm, inviting mood. 3) appealing to the senses. 4) explaining the metaphor for waking. What characteristic of a villanelle is demonstrated in the following stanza from “The Waking”? I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. I feel my fate in what I cannot fear. I learn by going where I have to go. In Tsurayuki’stanka, what season is it when the speaker goes to visit the girl he loves?
What does the image of the cold, blowing river imply about the connection between the girl and the speaker in the tanka by Tsurayuki? 1) The girl does not expect the speaker’s visit. 2) The speaker cannot cross the cold river to visit the girl. 3) The speaker’s love for the girl is not returned. 4) The speaker will brave even the harshest weather to be with the girl he loves. Envisioning the image of the cypress-mountain in Priest Jakuren’stanka helps the reader feel what? What feeling does the speaker of Issa’s haiku express about the rat lapping at the river? appreciation OR disgust OR surprise OR fear The dominant mood created by Bash¯o’s haiku is best described as sad OR meditative OR joyful OR regretfuL Basho’s poem is a more exact example of haiku than Issa’sbecause of what? The images in the haiku appeal most strongly to the senses of?
Short Answer and OER • How is metaphor used in the poem “Metaphor” and in the poem “Right Hand”? What comparisons are being made in the poems? How do these comparisons convey the themes of the poems? • In addition to poetic devices such as imagery and diction, a poem’s form can help a poet express meaning. In open ended format, write a response in which you analyze how form relates to content in either Sonnet 18 or “The Waking.” Pay particular attention to the poetic form’s requirements for rhyme scheme and stanza structure, length, and content.