Paris Spleen, 1869 Test | Lesson Plans 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. In "Portraits of Mistresses", why does the man with the mistress who is willing to please break up with her?

2. In "The Gallant Marksman", what does the man attribute his shooting skills to?

3. How does Baudelaire describe the thyrsus in "The Thyrsus"?

4. What does Baudelaire say happens when he watches the poor old woman in "Windows"?

5. How does the narrator know the man he meets in "The Generous Gambler"?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Examine the poet's analysis of class systems in this collection of poems. What relationships between the classes does he show? How are the classes defined? What is his commentary on both the upper and lower classes?

Essay Topic 2

How does the poet use descriptive language in his works? What is the effect of this type of language?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze the poet's use of the prose format. Is this effective? Why?

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