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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 is the principle subject of "Blood-Remembering"?
2. What does Rilke write of memories of parents in "Blood-Remembering"?
3. What does Rilke suggest we do to the possible dangers at hand in life?
4. Rilke writes that most people only know a corner of their room, and thus have a certain what?
5. For the sake of what, much one see many cities, men and things, etc.?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens once man has acclimated himself to solitude, according to Rilke in "The Dragon-Princess"?
2. What does Rilke remark of the memories of "love" in "Blood-Remembering"?
3. What has Rilke accomplished in his epitaph, according to Mood?
4. What does Rilke remark in "Blood-Remembering" of the memories themselves?
5. What does Rilke say of "forgetting" in "Blood-Remembering"?
6. What is the poem discussed in "The Difficulty of Dying"?
7. Describe in your own words what Rilke means in his metaphor of man's world in "The Dragon-Princess."
8. What does Rilke remark of childhood memories in "Blood-Remembering"?
9. What does Rilke speak of initially regarding solitude in "The Dragon-Princess"?
10. What does Mood discuss in the introduction to "The Dragon-Princess"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the poems, "Greek Love-Talk" and "The Lovers," describing an analysis of their structure, the placement of punctuation and capitalization, and assonance or alliteration.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the elements of Rilke's writing which make him a precursor to the feminist movement. What aspects of his writing and his theory are ahead of his time in these matters? How does he relate the female and the male form?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the poet, Rainer Maria Rilke. What are Rilke's common subjects in his writing? What genres of literature did Rilke write? What are the overriding themes which embody his works?
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