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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. Brautigan writes in "Discovery" of The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster, "The petals of the vagina unfold like _________ taking off his shoes."
2. Where are the stars described in "Poker Star" from The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster?
3. Who was driving a Model A in "The Galilee Hitch-Hiker" from The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster?
4. Ophelia encounters an evil what in "The Rape of Ophelia" in The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster?
5. A piece of what falls off the wooden salad bowl in "Haiku Ambulance" in The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster?
Short Essay Questions
1. What similes and metaphors are used in the poem "Sonnet" from The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster?
2. In what poem from The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster does Brautigan cite "Casablanca"? How?
3. What is the emotional state of Brautigan in the poem "Boo, Forever"?
4. Describe the simplicity of the poem "November 3." What is Brautigan's subject in this poem?
5. Discuss the tone of the poem "The Return of the Rivers." What does Brautigan describe here?
6. What description does Brautigan illustrate in the poem "Poker Star"?
7. What theme permeates the poem "I Feel Horrible. She Doesn't"? What symbolism supports this theme?
8. To what is Brautigan referring in the poem, "The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster"?
9. What qualities are outstanding in the poems of Brautigan in terms of imagery?
10. What is referred to in the poem "1942" from The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe Brautigan's narrative voice and tense in In Watermelon Sugar. How is this similar or different than Trout Fishing in America?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the structure of Richard Brautigan's poetry. Define and identify the following using the poems as examples: rhyme, meter, assonance, and alliteration.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss and describe Brautigan's use of symbolism and motif in In Watermelon Sugar. How does this compare to his poetry?
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