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Review for 2013 Midterm Exam

In The Raven the narrator/speaker.....

misses Lenore

Why is the speaker in the Raven reading?

to forget his sorrow over the lost Lenore

What is the setting of the narrative poem The Raven?

bleak and dreary December, in his chamber

The mood of The Raven is....

melancholy and mournful

... doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before... is an example of-

Alliteration, repeated consonant d in the beginning of the words

...caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster..... is an example of what literary poetic device?

internal rhyme- master and disaster

What is the conflict in the Raven?

Speaker's loneliness and desire to be with the dead Lenore

Is there a resolution in The Raven?


The speaker in The Raven thinks the raven can........

tell the future

At the end of The Raven the speaker wants the Raven to........

fly away

The conflict in Incident in a Rose Garden is........

Death has come for someone

Who is telling the story in Incident in a Rose Garden?

The young master

Why did the gardener quit his job?

He is afraid he is about to die and wants to see his sons and California

Whom did Death really come for that day?

The master

Death appears to the gardener dressed in......

black jacket, black gloves and a broad black hat

Death appears to the young master as......

a Spanish waiter

Death appears to the old gardener first but is really there for the young master. This is an example of....


Poetry that tells a story or recounts events in a way similar to a short story


occurrence of similar or identical sounds at the end of two or more words, like suite, heat, etc.


occurrence of rhyme that is in a single line of poetry

internal rhyme

pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry


technique in which a sound, word, phrase or line is repeated for emphasis


repetition of vowel sounds in non-rhyming words


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