A Visit to William Blake's Inn Test | Final Test - Hard

Nancy Willard
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which characters mentioned in Poem 16 are bakers?

2. Which character mentioned in Poem 9 might take a nap like a field mouse in hay?

3. What is the symbol for someone who leads in Poem 12?

4. What is the rhyme scheme employed in Poem 16?

5. Which object mentioned in Poem 8 is far away and yellow and orange like the sunflowers?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Blake urge his readers to do in the Epilogue?

2. Describe tasks the King of Cats gives his wife in Poem 13.

3. Why does the tiger confess in Poem 14?

4. How is the experience different for the rabbit compared to the cat in Poem 10?

5. Why is the fire contained in Poem 11?

6. What does the poetic form of Poem 8 achieve?

7. What does Blake say to the fire in Poem 10?

8. Why does Blake give the rat iron boots to wear in Poem 10?

9. What is the lesson contained in Poem 15?

10. What is so special about the walk on the Milky Way described in Poem 10?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Both the Marmalade Man are the King of Cats are important characters.

Part 1) Compare the Marmalade Man to the King of Cats. How are these two characters similar and how are they different?

Part 2) What metaphorical purpose does the Marmalade Man offer? Elaborate on this.

Part 3) The Marmalade Man offers to clean the inn. What symbolism is inherent in this act and how does it reveal that the journey is a spiritual one?

Essay Topic 2

How does the poetic form rime couye reveal the fantasy of the unfolding journey, working with the lights and noise of the physical experience of the Sun and Moon's arrival?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the concept of making amends and forgiveness for wrongdoing that is illustrated in Poem 15, "Blake Tells the Tiger the Tale of the Tailor." What has the Tiger done that requires forgiveness? How does Blake explain the tailor's experience?

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