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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. The Bible is the topic of Poem 1545. She states this ancient book is written by _____ or dead men.
(a) Biased.
(b) Faithless.
(c) Lost.
(d) Faded.

2. In Poem 744, Emily talks about remorse. Emily presents remorse as a relentless remembering of what?
(a) Behaviors that are in the past.
(b) Lost loves.
(c) Tragedy.
(d) Angry remarks.

3. The wind is the topic of Poem 1137. In the first stanza Emily describes the duties of the wind as including directing ships at sea and marking the beginning of ____.
(a) March.
(b) September.
(c) April.
(d) Winter.

4. A unique feature of Emily's poetry is her liberal use of _____ instead of more traditional punctuation.
(a) Colons.
(b) Periods.
(c) Dashes.
(d) Commas.

5. In the second stanza of Poem 1137, Emily writes about the joys of the wind. These joys include _______ and coming or going at will.
(a) Entertaining forests.
(b) Carrying birds.
(c) Bringing storms.
(d) Lifting the leaves.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Poem 723, as the ship capsizes, what are all members of the crew doomed to as they fall below the waves?

2. In Poem 1075, Emily writes about nature in one of its less regal moments. What is described by Emily in this poem?

3. In Poem 964, Emily writes about the way in which God accepts His children. Although Emily tells Jesus she does not know Him, He tells her who He is and _________.

4. In Poem 621, Emily asks for only one thing. What does she offer for it?

5. In Poem 809, the act of being loved turns people into _______.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Emily write of "hope" in poem 1392?

2. What is the metaphor for fame in Poem 1763?

3. The first two lines of the different versions of Poem 1357 are the only two that are exactly alike. The remainder of each poem differs entirely from the other. Describe the first version of Poem 1357.

4. In Poem 964 Emily writes about the way in which God accepts His children. Describe this poem.

5. In Poem 809 Emily writes about the nature of love. What does she say?

6. Discuss the theme of bravery in Poem 1699.

7. How does the poet describe the lives of the children of God in Poem 1021?

8. Describe the wind in Poem 1137.

9. How does the poet describe a person with a hard face in Poem 1711?

10. How does Dickinson describe the death of a loved on in Poem 1100?

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