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 824, Emily notes that, despite the threat of the storm, _______ is not damaged. Only a tree in the yard is split.

2. Memory is the topic of Poem 1406. This poem states that those who have once been part of someone's memory never lose their place in the _____.

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

4. In Poem 1445, Emily writes about death. She states that death is a ____ who always gets the one it courts.

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. Describe the poet's comparison of the brain to God in Poem 632.

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

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

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

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

7. Discuss the theme of bravery in Poem 1699.

8. Describe the poets feelings of finding comfort and home in Poem 725.

9. Describe the wind in Poem 1137.

10. How does Emily feel about the concept that pain grows less over time in Poem 686?

Essay Topics

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

Discuss some of the different settings used in Dickinson's poems. How does the author use setting and imagery to define the poems' themes and tones?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the style of meter the author uses in her poetry. How much does her meter vary from poem to poem? How does the meter of the poems affect their tone?

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