Paris Spleen, 1869 Test | 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 do the passengers on the ship in "Already!" talk about?

2. In "Get Yourself Drunk", what does Baudelaire say slavery is?

3. In "Portraits of Mistresses", why does the man with the mistress who is willing to please break up with her?

4. Where does the man walk in "Plans"?

5. What does the narrator of "The Generous Gambler" do after the Devil promises him many things?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Research Baudelaire's history. How does this collection fit in with his biography? How is it influenced by the poet's life?

Essay Topic 2

This collection is considered an example of modernism. Define the literary movement and explain how Baudelaire fits, and does not fit, in with the movement.

Essay Topic 3

Is the poet's use of different narrators effective? Why?

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