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The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke Test | Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the first elegy, what happens to the images as the poem continues?



2. Which of the following feelings is not experienced by the poet in the first elegy of Book 1, Chapter 7?



3. Which of the following is contained in the appendix of Book 1, Chapter 7?



4. In the poem where the narrator is lying in bed, which item describes the narrator's day?



5. Each elegy is named with ___________________.



Essay Topics

Why do you think Orpheus is so important to Rilke? How do you know that Orpheus is so important to Rilke? What literary devices are used in Rilke's references to Orpheus? What does the importance of Orpheus to Rilke say about poet?

What is an elegy? Why do poets write elegies? What are the most common themes and subjects of Rilke's elegies? Why do you think this is so?

What is the message of "For the Sake of a Single Poem"? What literary devices are used in the poem, and what effect do they have?

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