Lunch Poems 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. What does O'Hara take comfort in during the poem "For the Chinese New Year & For Bill Berkson"?

2. In "How to Get There," O'Hara writes that the city is filled with__________.

3. In "Cornkind," what is the boy's connection to his past?

4. What is the overall theme of "Cornkind"?

5. What did Fanny want to do with O'Hara in "At Kamin's Dance Shop"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe O'Hara's vision of his New York in "Steps."

2. What is O'Hara trying to understand in "Pistachio Tree at Chateau Noir"?

3. What are some of the pleasures O'Hara discusses in "Five Poems"?

4. What does O'Hara request at the end of "Down at the Canal"?

5. What is O'Hara convinced his generation is going to do in "For the Chinese New Year & For Bill Berkson"? How is this similar to the previous generation?

6. In what style is "Pistachio Tree at Chateau Noir" written?

7. What are some of the lies O'Hara discusses in "How to Get There"? How do the lies affect people?

8. Describe the dream O'Hara has in "Kamin's Dance Shop."

9. Describe O'Hara's experience on the train in "A Little Travel Diary."

10. What does O'Hara write is located behind semblance and order in "For the Chinese New Year & For Bill Berkson"? Where does this true face reside?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Define pastoral poem. Select one poem that fits this definition. Define the qualities of the poem that fit the definition, and analyze the meaning of the poem.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss O'Hara's relationship with New York city. Choose two poems that convey different emotions about New York. How does O'Hara use words and imagery to convey that relationship?

Essay Topic 3

How does O'Hara use comparison in "For the Chinese New Year and For Bill Berkson"? What statement does he make about the two places or objects through this comparison?

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