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Poetry through the ages

carpe diem
seize the day
Ex: "Old Time is still a-flying" , "Live life to the fullest now"
Why are "The Passionate Shepherd" and "The Nymph's Reply"considered pastoral poems?
Because pastoral is a word used to describe rural living, and these poems are about life in rural areas
What warning does Herrick give to young women if they fail to seize the day?
They will have lost their youth and never marry
Which line from The Passionate Shepherd to His Love gives you a clue that it is a pastoral poem?
Seeing the shepherds feed their flocks
Which line from The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd gives you a clue that it is a pastoral poem?
Thy belt of straw and ivy buds
Lines 9-10 in the poem "Lines Composed", Never did sun more beautifully steep / In his first splendor, valley, rock, or hill, personifies—
the sun
The lines, This Sea that bares her bosom . . . is an example of
In "To a Mouse" and "To a Louse," Burns uses a Scottish dialect that
captures the expressions of the Scots
What literary device does the poet use to create a feeling of power and speed in the line, The ship drove fast, loud roared the blast? from Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner"?
Internal rhyme
Which words are context clues to the tiger's traits in The Tyger?
Could frame thy fearful symmetry
In The Tyger, what does Blake suggest is a symbol of fearful power?
The tiger's eyes; The tiger
In The Lamb, the little lamb is a symbol of
The line This City now doth, like a garment, wear in "Lines Composed"
personifies the city
What is the most likely reason that the poet uses the archaic word swound in these lines: She made a sudden bound: / It flung the blood into my head, / And I fell down in a swound?
It rhymes with the word around
In the second stanza of To a Mouse, the speaker says
They are not written in dialect.
In the third stanza of To a Louse, the speaker thinks the louse
is better off on a beggar
Which of the following paraphrases what the speaker fears for Jenny as she tosses her head in the poem "The Louse"?
That people are noticing the louse ;That her beauty won ;That she might lose her hat ;That the louse might bite her
The assonance in the lines O sweeter than the marriage feast, / 'Tis sweeter far to me is created by the repetition of—
the ee sound
Taken together, what do the tiger and the lamb seem to symbolize for Blake in his poems "The Tyger" and "The Lamb"?
The contrasts present in life
Which of the following illustrates the idea of diction?
Choosing the word "noxious" instead of "smelly"
Ironically, Ozymandias had expected
his works to endure, but they have fallen into ruin
Metaphor compares two things that are essentially
In "She Walks in Beauty," which of the following lines contains a simile?
"Borne, like thy bubbles, onward: . . ."
In the line Sylvan historian, who canst thus express / A flowery tale . . . the metaphor compares the Grecian urn to someone
recording an ancient legend set in the country
Why is it important to compare and contrast when analyzing irony?
Because one must compare the expected with the actual, noting the contrasts
Which of the following passages provides the best example of imagery?
"To what green altar, O mysterious priest, / Lead"
How does the setting in the time of Ozymandias compare to the setting in the time of the speaker?
The setting was an impressive site in the time of Ozymandias and is an empty desert in the time of the speaker.
What makes line 11 of "Ozymandias," Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair! ironic?
It was meant as a boast, but now it appears to be an admission of futility
There are several types of irony, but the thing they all have in common is
a difference between expectation and reality
To which senses do the following lines appeal: To what green altar, O mysterious priest, / Lead'st thou that heifer lowing at the skies, / And all her silken flanks with garlands dressed?"
Hearing, sight, touch
In the first two lines of "Ode to a Grecian Urn," Keats uses metaphors for the urn
of marriage and family
In situational irony,
the outcome of events is the opposite of what was foreseen
Which of the following excerpts contains a metaphor?
"Beauty is truth, truth beauty"
The Petrarchan sonnet form is characterized by
an octave and a sestet
an octave is
a high-level interpreted language
a sestet is
A group of six lines of poetry, especially the last six lines of a Petrarchan sonnet; A poem or stanza containing six lines
Which of the following devices are found in Barrett Browning's Sonnet 43?
Octave and sestet
I love thee with the breath, / Smiles, tears, of all my life could be paraphrased as
I love you with my whole emotional being
Which statement best paraphrases the lines I love thee with the passion put to use / In my old griefs?
I love you with the intensity I used to spend on grievances
In When I Was One-and-Twenty, pairs of words such as rubies/twenty and again/vain are called
half rhymes
Based on your reading of Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave? which of the following generalizations might you make about Hardy's attitude?
When a loved one dies, life eventually goes on
Which statement best describes the effect of the couplets on the rhythm of To an Athlete Dying Young?
They mimic the slow march of a funeral parade
Which of the following statements best expresses an important theme of To an Athlete Dying Young?
Glory lasts only while an athlete wins, and no athlete continues to win forever
What twist does Hardy give to the speaker in Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave?
The poem has multiple speakers, one of which is a dog
The sunset and evening star in Crossing the Bar are metaphors for
In When I Was One-and-Twenty, a phrase such as crowns and pounds is an example of
Why is When I Was One-and-Twenty arranged into two stanzas?
The light tone of the first stanza shifts to a more somber one in the second
My love for you will be even stronger after I die is a paraphrase of
I shall but love thee better after death
In Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave? what details reveal a sense of confusion on the part of the speaker?
The series of eight questions
The tone of Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave? is best described as
darkly humorous
What type of references form the basis for most of the metaphors in Crossing the Bar?
Which of the following statements is the best description of an author's syntax?
Syntax is an author's choice of sentence structure
In To an Athlete Dying Young, pairs of words such as down/town, shut/cut, and fade/shade are called
exact rhymes
In To an Athlete Dying Young, how are the couplets arranged?
Pairs of couplets are joined into four-line stanzas
Which of the following best describes an author's style?
the manner in which ideas are expressed in a work
In To an Athlete Dying Young, phrases such as fleet foot and silence sounds are examples of
The speaker's view of love and the theme of When I Was One-and-Twenty is—
giving one's heart ironically brings both pain and wisdom