The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. In Poem 1680, Emily writes about the nature of love. She states that in her opinion, there are few people in the world who ___________.

2. In Poem 1763, Emily writes about fame. She compares this station in life to a ___.

3. In Poem 1085, Emily writes about the personality of ______ and her family of plants and flowers.

4. The relationship between an _____ and a parasol is the topic of Poem 1747.

5. In the final stanza of Poem 1137, Emily admits even she is not aware of the _____ of the wind.

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the poet's feelings about remorse in Poem 744.

2. How does the author describe the pain of being forgotten in Poem 1683?

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

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

5. How does the poet describe the nature of God in Poem 1163?

6. Discuss the theme of bravery in Poem 1699.

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

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

9. How does Emily use the imagery of the sea in Poem 723?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose two of your favorite poems from the text and compare them by examining the poems' themes, tone, structure, punctuation, and subject matter.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Emily Dickinson's unique use of capitalization and punctuation in her poetry. What is the significance of these structural elements? What forms of imagery are often capitalized?

Essay Topic 3

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 --".

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