71. Consider the following poem: To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old time is still a-flying; And this same flower that smiles today, Tomorrow will be dying. The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun, The higher he's a-getting, The sooner will his race be run, And nearer he's to setting. The age is best which is the first, When youth and blood are warmer; But being spent, the worse and worst Times still succeed the former. Then be not coy, but use your time, And while ye may, go marry; For having lost but once your prime, You may forever tarry. Robert Herrick, 1591-1674 What is the theme of Herrick's poem?
a. Marriage is most successful when a couple is young. b. Youth is best spent in ease; there is time enough in later years to accomplish our goals. c. We must take advantage of the opportunities afforded in our youth because youth is fleeting.
d. Everything eventually dies, thus, nothing we do is truly important. 72.
"A cement mixer collided with a prison van on the Kingston Pass. Motorists are asked to be on the lookout for 16 hardened criminals" is an example of a:
a. symbol b. homonym c. paradox d. pun
Choose the line that best concludes the following poem. Consider rhythm, rhyme, and meter. The little town and river grew as one And played as children on the valley floor In stormy weather if they scrapped for fun
a. They always liked each other again soon as they did before b. This only made them like each other more c. It was because it often rained without measure
d. They did so only when it would pour
74. An antonym for frigid is:
a. cold b. tepid c. sweltering d. freezing
Consider the following poem: On My First Son Farewell, thou child of my right hand, and joy; My sin was too much hope of thee, loved boy: Seven years thou wert lent to me, and I thee pay, Exacted by thy fate, on the just day. O could I lose all father now! For why Will man lament the state he should envy, To have so soon 'scaped world's and flesh's rage, And, if no other misery, yet age? Rest in soft peace, and asked, say, Here doth lie Ben Jonson his best piece of poetry. For whose sake henceforth his vows be such As what he loves may never like too much. Ben Jonson, 1572-1637 In what style is Jonson's poem written?
a. blank verse b. sonnet c. rhyming couplets d. rhyming tercets
76. In the following excerpt from "Doc Hill," written by Edgar Lee Masters, who is the speaker? I went up and down the streets Here and there by day and night, Through all hours of the night caring for the poor who were sick. Do you know why? My wife hated me, my son went to the dogs.
a. Doc Hill b. Edgar Lee Masters c. Mrs. Hill
d. An omniscient narrator who does not appear in the poem 77. "A litany of little linnets alighted on the lamppost" is an example of:
a. dissonance b. consonance c. alliteration d. refrain
Identify the rhyme scheme in the following poem: If We Must Die If we must die, let it not be like hogs Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot, While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs, Marking their mock at our accursed lot. If we must die, O let us nobly die, So that our precious blood may not be shed In vain; then even the monsters we defy Shall be constrained to honor us though dead! O kinsmen! We must meet the common foe! Though far outnumbered let us show us brave, And for their thousand blows deal one deathblow! What though before us lies the open grave? Like men we'll face the murderous, cowardly pack, Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back! Claude McKay, 1889-1948
a. aabbccddeeffgg b. ababcdcdefefgg c. aabbaabbcdcdee d. aabbaabbccddee
A poem must contain which of the following?
a. rhyme b. stanzas c. meter d. none of the above
Consider the following poem: Symphony in Yellow An omnibus across the bridge Crawls like a yellow butterfly, And, here and there, a passer-by Shows like a little restless midge. Big barges full of yellow hay Are moored against the shadowy wharf, And like a yellow silken scarf, The thick fog hangs along the quay. The yellow leaves begin to fade And flutter from the Temple elms, And at my feet the pale green Thames Lies like a rod of rippled jade. Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900 What literary device is used in every stanza?
a. metaphor b. hyperbole c. personification d. simile
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