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POETRY UNIT REVIEW. IF YOU WERE COMING IN THE FALL, I’D BRUSH THE SUMMER BY WITH HALF A SMILE AND HALF A SPURN. AS HOUSEWIVES DO A FLY. This stanza is.

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1 POETRY UNIT REVIEW

2 IF YOU WERE COMING IN THE FALL, I’D BRUSH THE SUMMER BY WITH HALF A SMILE AND HALF A SPURN. AS HOUSEWIVES DO A FLY. This stanza is an example of: a. personification b. simile c. alliteration

3 B. SIMILE

4 IF YOU WERE COMING IN THE FALL, I’D BRUSH THE SUMMER BY WITH HALF A SMILE AND HALF A SPURN. AS HOUSEWIVES DO A FLY. What two things are being compared? a. the fall and summer b. a smile and a spurn c. the summer and a fly

5 C. THE SUMMER AND A FLY

6 IF I COULD SEE YOU IN A YEAR, I’D WIND THE MONTHS IN BALLS, AND PUT THEM IN EACH SEPARATE DRAWERS, UNTIL THEIR TIME BEFALLS. What is being personified in these lines? a. a dresser drawer b. a year c. the months

7 C. THE MONTHS

8 IF ONLY CENTURIES DELAYED, I’D COUNT THEM ON MY HAND, SUBTRACTING TILL MY FINGERS DROPPED INTO *VAN DIEMEN’S LAND. (*a colony of England in Australia where convicts were sent) What figure of speech is used in these lines? a. metaphor b. personification c. hyperbole

9 C. HYPERBOLE

10 IF CERTAIN WHEN THIS LIFE WAS OUT, THAT YOURS AND MINE SHOULD BE, I’D TOSS IT YONDER LIKE A RIND, AND TASTE ETERNITY. What simile is found in these lines? a. the lines compare the end of the poet’s life with a citrus rind b. the lines compare a citrus rind with eternity c. the lines compare the end of the poet’s life with eternity

11 a. the lines compare the end of the poet’s life with a citrus rind

12 BUT NOW, ALL IGNORANT OF THE LENGTH OF TIME’S UNCERTAIN WING, IT GOADS ME LIKE THE GOBLIN’S BEE, THAT WILL NOT STATE ITS STING. Line 3: which literary device is being used? a. simile and personification b. alliteration and simile c. metaphor and alliteration

13 B. ALLITERATION AND SIMILE

14 BUT NOW, ALL IGNORANT OF THE LENGTH OF TIME’S UNCERTAIN WING, IT GOADS ME LIKE THE GOBLIN’S BEE, THAT WILL NOT STATE ITS STING. Paraphrase this stanza: a. Because the poet is ignorant, she doesn’t see the bees coming to sting her b. because time is uncertain, the poet does not know when the bees are coming c. because the poet cannot predict the future, she feels like someone waiting for something that she can’t see.

15 c. because the poet cannot predict the future, she feels like someone waiting for something that she can’t see.

16 GIVEN YOUR INTERPRETATION OF THE FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE, WHAT IS THE THEME OF THIS POEM? a. uncertainty can drive a person to distraction b. sometimes anticipation is more exciting than the real thing c. the poet dislikes summer and is waiting for the seasons to go by

17 A. UNCERTAINTY CAN DRIVE A PERSON TO DISTRACTION

18 WHICH WORDS ARE CLEAR EXAMPLES OF ONOMATOPOEIA? a. brrrrr and windy b. buzzzz and bees c. meow and purring d. swish and sweeping

19 C. MEOW AND PURRING

20 WHY DO WE HAVE IMAGERY IN A POEM? a. it helps create a rhythm in a poem b. it appeals to our senses and creates a picture in our minds c. it adds symbolism to a poem

21 B. IT APPEALS TO OUR SENSES AND CREATES A PICTURE IN OUR MINDS

22 I MUST DOWN TO THE SEAS AGAIN, TO THE LONELY SEA AND THE SKY. AND ALL I ASK IS A TALL SHIP AND A STAR TO STEER HER BY. AND THE WHEEL’S KICK AND THE WIND’S SONG AND THE WHITE SAILS’ SHAKING. Which is an example of assonance? a. down, again and lonely from line 1 b. star and steer in line 2 c. sail’s shaking in line 3

23 C. SAIL’S SHAKING IN LINE 3

24 COURAGE It is in the small things we see it. The child’s first step, as awesome as an earthquake. The first time you rode a bike, wallowing up the sidewalk. The first spanking when your heart went on journey all alone. When they called you crybaby or poor or fatty or crazy, and made you into an alien, You drank their acid and concealed it. What figurative language device does this poem exemplify? a. simile b. extended metaphor c. hyperbole

25 B. EXTENDED METAPHOR

26 COURAGE It is in the small things we see it. The child’s first step, as awesome as an earthquake. The first time you rode a bike, wallowing up the sidewalk. The first spanking when your heart went on journey all alone. When they called you crybaby or poor or fatty or crazy, and made you into an alien, You drank their acid and concealed it. What is line two and example of? a. simile b. hyperbole c. assonance

27 A. SIMILE

28 COURAGE It is in the small things we see it. The child’s first step, as awesome as an earthquake. The first time you rode a bike, wallowing up the sidewalk. The first spanking when your heart went on journey all alone. When they called you crybaby or poor or fatty or crazy, and made you into an alien, You drank their acid and concealed it. What is line 4 an example of? a.simile b.hyperbole c.personification

29 C. PERSONIFICATION

30 It shushes It hushes The loudness in the road. It flitter-twitters, And laughs away from me. It laughs a lovely whiteness, And whitely whirs away, To be Some otherwhere, Still white as milk or shirts, So beautiful it hurts. What is this poem describing? a. a cold glass of milk b. snow c. a happy girl

31 B. SNOW

32 It shushes It hushes The loudness in the road. It flitter-twitters, And laughs away from me. It laughs a lovely whiteness, And whitely whirs away, To be Some otherwhere, Still white as milk or shirts, So beautiful it hurts. Which literary devices are used in this poem? a. onomatopoeia and personification b. alliteration and simile c. hyperbole and consonance d. all of these

33 D. ALL OF THESE

34 IT WAS A PERFECT DAY FOR SOWING; JUST AS SWEET AND DRY WAS THE GROUND AS TOBACCO DUST. When reading, where do you first pause? a. after day in line 1 b. after sowing in line 2 c. after just in line 3

35 B. AFTER SOWING IN LINE 2

36 WHAT IS THE CORRECT WAY TO READ POETRY? a.Follow the punctuation as you do with prose b.Read line-by-line c.Read quickly and expressively

37 A. FOLLOW THE PUNCTUATION AS YOU DO WITH PROSE

38 WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING POEMS HAS 14 LINES AND FOLLOWS A SPECIFIC RHYME SCHEME? a. sonnet b. free verse c. haiku

39 A. SONNET

40 WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A NARRATIVE POEM? a. it has plot, characters, and tells a story b. it expresses emotions, ideas, or feelings c. it has a universal theme and epic heroes

41 A. IT HAS PLOT, CHARACTERS, AND TELLS A STORY

42 WHOSE WOODS THESE ARE I THINK I KNOW. HIS HOUSE IS IN THE VILLAGE, THOUGH; HE WILL NOT SEE ME STOPPING HERE TO WATCH HIS WOODS FILL UP WITH SNOW. MY LITTLE HORSE MUST THINK IT QUEER. TO STOP WITHOUT A FARMHOUSE NEAR BETWEEN THE WOODS AND FROZEN LAKE THE DARKEST EVENING OF THE YEAR. What is the rhyme scheme in these stanzas? a. aaba ccdc b. aaba bbcb c. aaba aaba

43 B. AABA BBCB

44 THE WOODS ARE LOVELY, DARK, AND DEEP, BUT I HAVE PROMISES TO KEEP, AND MILES TO GO BEFORE I SLEEP, AND MILES TO GO BEFORE I SLEEP. The last two lines are an example of: a. repetition b. hyperbole c. personification d. assonance

45 A. REPETITION

46 I AM FOURTEEN AND MY SKIN HAS BETRAYED ME THE BOY I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT STILL SUCKS HIS THUMB IN SECRET HOW COME MY KNEES ARE ALWAYS SO ASHY WHAT IF I DIE BEFORE MORNING AND MOMMA’S IN THE BEDROOM WITH THE DOOR CLOSED. What type of poem is this? a. fixed b. free verse c. sonnet

47 B. FREE VERSE

48 I AM FOURTEEN AND MY SKIN HAS BETRAYED ME THE BOY I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT STILL SUCKS HIS THUMB IN SECRET HOW COME MY KNEES ARE ALWAYS SO ASHY WHAT IF I DIE BEFORE MORNING AND MOMMA’S IN THE BEDROOM WITH THE DOOR CLOSED. WHO IS THE SPEAKER IN THIS POEM? A. THE POET B. A TEENAGE GIRL C. A WOMAN ABOUT TO DIE ALONE

49 B. A TEENAGE GIRL

50 I AM FOURTEEN AND MY SKIN HAS BETRAYED ME THE BOY I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT STILL SUCKS HIS THUMB IN SECRET HOW COME MY KNEES ARE ALWAYS SO ASHY WHAT IF I DIE BEFORE MORNING AND MOMMA’S IN THE BEDROOM WITH THE DOOR CLOSED. Paraphrase this poem: a. a 14 year old girl has been betrayed, beaten, and left to die b. a 14 year old girl is having a nightmare c. a 14 year old girl is worried about her complexion, her “crush”, her looks, and dying alone.

51 C. A 14 YEAR OLD GIRL IS WORRIED ABOUT HER COMPLEXION, HER “ CRUSH”, HER LOOKS, AND DYING ALONE

52 GOOD LUCK!!!!!!


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