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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 write will come to an end in ''For the Chinese New Year & For Bill Berkson''?
2. What does O'Hara sign off as in "Poem en Forme de Saw"?
3. What is the location of "In Memoir of Sergei O" devoid of according to O'Hara?
4. What do people not care for in ''For the Chinese New Year & For Bill Berkson''?
5. In "For the Chinese New Year & For Bill Berkson," what does O'Hara assert is behind order and kindness?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does O'Hara request at the end of "Down at the Canal"?
2. 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?
3. Describe O'Hara's vision of his New York in "Steps."
4. What is O'Hara trying to understand in "Pistachio Tree at Chateau Noir"?
5. Why does O'Hara think the world is coming to an end in "For the Chinese New Year & For Bill Berkson"?
6. What are O'Hara's emotions in "Poem en Forme de Saw"?
7. What is the poem "St. Paul and All That" about?
8. In "For the Chinese New Year & For Bill Berkson," why does O'Hara compare and contrast America to Old Europe?
9. 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?
10. What are some of the pleasures O'Hara discusses in "Five Poems"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain the technique of free-writing. Choose one poem of O'Hara's that demonstrates this technique. Provide examples of how the message of the poem is or is not effectively conveyed to the reader through free-writing.
Essay Topic 2
What is the theme of the poem "Cornkind"? Explain how O'Hara demonstrates this theme in his poem.
Essay Topic 3
How does O'Hara convey emotion in his poetry? Choose two poems that express two different emotions. Compare and contrast the words and imagery that convey the emotion of the poem.
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