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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the subject of Poem 67?
(a) Success.
(b) Repentence.
(c) Death.
(d) Failure.

2. According to Emily In Poem 103, if she has not seen hidden things in her dreams, what will the birds not do the following day?
(a) Fly.
(b) Sing.
(c) Visit her.
(d) Be quiet.

3. Poem 351 brings forth the image of a person being able to examine their life manually as one might examine ____________.
(a) A lover.
(b) A piece of jewelry.
(c) A flower.
(d) An inanimate object.

4. In Poem 215, Emily ends with concern that the other ransomed will laugh at her, but she is hopeful that paradise won't be as lonely as where?
(a) Europe.
(b) New England.
(c) The South.
(d) Her soul.

5. Poem 92 states, "Mortal, my friend must be, / Because it ____!"
(a) Lives.
(b) Cries.
(c) Dies.
(d) Flies.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Poem 339, Emily writes of how she tends her _____ in honor of some absent person.

2. Doom is the subject of Poem 475. In this poem, what is described by Emily as doom?

3. In Poem 254, only a severe ____ can drown out the sound of the tune.

4. _____ is the theme of Poem 470. Emily states that she believes she is alive.

5. In Poem 324, Emily believes that this time with God in nature is more beneficial to her because she is experiencing _____ day by day instead of waiting until life is over.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the poet "speak to" symbolically in discussing loss in Poem 47?

2. How does Dickinson describe the morning after dreaming of visions or lack of them in Poem 103?

3. Discuss the author's point of view on suicide in poem 277.

4. Discuss the theme of loss the poet writes about in Poem 23.

5. What does Emily write to her friend whom she longs for in Poem 511?

6. What does Emily write about Christ and human death in Poem 193?

7. How is the reality of death described in Poem 389?

8. Discuss the self-view of Poem 351.

9. In Poem 413, Emily writes about displacement and her desire to run away from God's watchful eye. How does she illustrate this?

10. Describe the sunset and sunrise of Poem 318.

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