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Poetry Test Exam Review
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Who was Shakespeare?
Early Modern Poet who also wrote plays
Who was Blake?
Romantic Poet, author of The Lamb
Who was Yeats?
Modern Irish Poet
Who was Millay?
20th century poet who wrote a sonnet about lost love
What meter is used in sonnets and how many lines do they have?
Iambic pentameter and 14 lines
What does Randall Mann's Queen Christina celebrate through the form of a sonnet?
A man who died of AIDS
Who is praying in Lucille Clifton's poem
Who is the most common subject matter of haikus?
What is the term defined as mixing the senses? From Bleeker Street, Summer by Derek Walcott
What is term that means "aware of itself as a work of art"?
"Then my state, Like to the lark at break of day arising" what is the significance of the simile in Sonnet 29?
The lark = poetry
"When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state" what does the speaker envy about his rival in Sonnet 29?
His success securing patrons for poems and plays
What is the primary motif in Sonnet 30 "when to the sessions of sweet silent thought"
What metaphor is used by Shakespeare for the passage of time?
What is the subject of Sonnet 73, "That time of the year thou mayst in me behold"
A May-December romance
What are impediments in "Let me not to the marriage of true minds, Admit impediments"
Where does the idea of impediments to love come from?
The z hutch of England Wedding ceremony
"My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun" what is the best term for Sonnet 130
An anti blazon
In Sonnet 138, what lie do lovers tell eachother?
They are young and innocent
What inspired William Blake's theories about the spiritual world
Visions he had starting at a young age
What style does Blake use as a model and inspiration for Songs of Innocence and Experience
Children's nursery rhymes
Which poem of Blake's uses catechism
What are catechisms?
Questions children have to answer before they are confirmed
WhT does the Tyger represent?
The danger and cruelty of the world
What is Holy Thursday?
It is a day devoted to the poor
What bible story do these lines allude to "the children walking two and two, in red and blue and green"
The animals processing into Noah's ark
How do adults and priests make a heaven out of the chimney sweeper's miseries?
They profit from child labor
What is Yeats full name?
William Butler Yeats
To whom did Yeats propose to?
Which of the Yeats poems express his concern of growing old?
Sailing to Byzantium
Which of the Yeats poems we studied is addressed to a woman he loves?
When You are Old
Which place is described as pavement grey?
"and dream of the soft look, your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep" What is this an example of?
Which of Yeats poems contains the following lines "While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey, zip hear it in the deep heart's core"
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
"A shudder in the loins engenders there, The broken wall, the burning roof and tower, and Agamemnon dead" which poem do these lines belong to?
Leda and the Swan
What does Yeats use to represent a post colonial world?
Rape, Troy, and a gyre
"Things fall apart; the center cannot hold" which poem is this life from?
The Second Coming
What does "Perone in a gyre" mean?
A spool on a spinning wheel
"That is no country for old men" which of Yeats's poems contains this line?
Sailing to Byzantium
What does Yeats imagine himself as in Sailing to Byzantium ?
A mechanical bird
What line is an invocation in Sailing to Byzantium?
"O sages standing in God's holy fire... Come from the holy fire"
What is the best meaning for paltry
What is symbolic meaning for a blood-dimmed tide in Yeats's poem The Second Coming?
Violent, dark and impenetrable, cleansing
What does the title of the Second Coming allude to?
Christ's return to Earth
What characterizes Yeats's early poetry
Melodic, lyrical form
"The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of ____________"
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