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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. Emily writes about the color of the grave in Poem 411. In the first stanza, Emily writes about the _____ of the grave in the summer.
2. Poem 84 begins, "Her breast is fit for ____, / But I was not a 'Diver.'"
3. Emily makes an interesting comment about quiet people in Poem 543. She states that she ____ quiet people, those of few words.
4. In what voice does the poet write in Poem 47?
5. In the third stanza of Poem 561, Emily wonders if the person has to work to ______ and if they would prefer to die rather than to go on hurting.
Short Essay Questions
1. In Poem 199, describe the transitions of womanhood the poet writes about.
2. Discuss some of the Biblical imagery in the first poems of the book.
3. What does Emily Dickinson relate about life after death in Poem 234?
4. Discuss the metaphor for loss which the poet uses in Poem 245.
5. How does Dickinson use the moon and see as imagery in Poem 429?
6. How does Dickinson connect flowers to Revelations in Poem 168?
7. What is Emily's Sunday routine in Poem 324?
8. Discuss briefly how Emily Dickinson uses the theme of Death in Poems 1-94.
9. What does Emily write to her friend whom she longs for in Poem 511?
10. How does Emily describe her feelings of grief in Poem 561?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In Poem 386, Dickinson writes for "July" to answer her queries. In Poem 382, she refers to what Death will buy. Describe this technique and why the poet uses it. What is the opposite technique?
Essay Topic 2
Analyze the structure of the following poem. Note the poem's meter, rhyme, assonance, consonance, and alliteration. Describe how these combine to form the poem's tone. "Not Sickness stains the Brave, / Nor and Dart, / Nor Doubt of Scene to come, / But an adjourning Heart --".
Essay Topic 3
Describe how the author compares herself to David in the poem which examines David and Goliath. What imagery does the poet use in this poem? What is the tone?
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