Richard Brautigan's Trout Fishing in America ; the Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster ; and, in Watermelon Sugar 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. Ophelia encounters an evil what in "The Rape of Ophelia" in The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster?

2. When was "The Star-Spangled Banner" written by Francis Scott Key, as cited in The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster?

3. What does Brautigan harbor himself towards in "Hey, Bacon!" in The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster?

4. How old does Brautigan write while he was playing checkers in "The Chinese Checker Players" in The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster?

5. Brautigan writes of a street lined with trees with intestines like what in "Death is a Beautiful Car Parked Only" in The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster?

Short Essay Questions

1. What imagery does Brautigan produce in the poem "December 30"?

2. What similes or metaphors are used in the poem "I've Never Had It Done So Gently Before"?

3. Describe the simplicity of the poem "November 3." What is Brautigan's subject in this poem?

4. What description does Brautigan illustrate in the poem "Poker Star"?

5. What imagery is used in the poem, "The Winos on Potrero Hill"?

6. What is the poem "Star-Spangled' Nails" about?

7. In which poem does Brautigan refer to the Hindenberg Disaster? How?

8. What similes and metaphors are used in the poem "Sonnet" from The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster?

9. In what poem from The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster does Brautigan cite "Casablanca"? How?

10. To what is Brautigan referring in the poem, "The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Define and discuss the structure of Trout Fishing in America. Define each of the following and identify them from the text: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Richard Brautigan's use of imagery in the novel Trout Fishing in America. What notable similes and metaphors does the author implement? Define these terms in your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Describe Brautigan's narrative voice and tense in In Watermelon Sugar. How is this similar or different than Trout Fishing in America?

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