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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the two ways of life according to "E.&O.E."?

2. How does the narrator describe hate in "The Idols of the Tribe"?

3. What does the poet of "The Idols of the Tribe" believe is in every society?

4. Who is Abraham Lincoln's mother in "Abraham Lincoln of Rock Springs Farm"?

5. What day is it in the poem "Rho"?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

When considering Tolson's life, where do you believe he found the inspiration for his poems? What does this book cause you to think about the author's life? What do you believe inspired Tolson more, the present or past?

Essay Topic 2

What poem does the quote "The Blackest Land / And The Whitest People" come from? Explain the significance of this quote to the poem and how it explains the message of the poem.

Essay Topic 3

How does the Civil War affect the message Tolson's poetry? Choose one poem and discuss how the effects of the Civil War are demonstrated in that poem.

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