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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. Instead of using a common set of opposites, the author suggests using something similar to which topic?
2. Who wrote "The Shell Game?"
3. Complete the name of this chapter: ""Matthewsian Invisible ____."
4. Who wrote "Block, Pillar, Slab, and Beam?"
5. What is the purpose of "Index/Table of Contents Exercise?"
Short Essay Questions
1. What should students use as a basis for writing a poem in the section titled "Lyric Poetry"?
2. What are the two basic structures used in "Truth in Strangeness: Accidents, Chance and the Non-rational?"
3. Why does the author choose to use "A Lewis Carroll Carol" as a learning tool?
4. Name two exercises that give students ideas on how to jump start or rewrite a poem that is not working in its present state.
5. What is the "Matthewsian Invisible Hinge?"
6. What is a nesting rhyme? How does it compare to a diminishing rhyme? Explain the technique.
7. According to the author of this section, what is the most difficult task facing students?
8. How does the exercise on sonnets create a friendly forum and technique for students?
9. How is the technique used in "The Party of the Century" valuable as a group exercise?
10. What type of music is suggested in "Shall We Dance"? What should students focus on regarding the beat?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In "The Widow" students are required to write through the eyes of a woman whose husband has recently drowned. Explain in detail how you would put yourself in the widow's shoes? What techniques might you employ to create a complete and believable character study of the widow? Would your writing experience be easier or more difficult if you had experienced the same tragedy?
Essay Topic 2
In "Estrangement and Reconciliation: The Self has it Out with the Self" Leslie Ullman requires the poet to have a poetic argument with oneself. What is the purpose of the exercise? Choose one of the following:
1. Write a series of poems featuring the two sides of self involved in an ethical dilemma. Be sure to represent each side equally.
2. Write a series of poems from the perspective of a person with a personality disorder, such as multiple personalities.
Essay Topic 3
Examine and explain the steps used in "Twenty Little Poetry Projects" by Jim Simmerman. Which steps are the most important? Are there any that are redundant or unnecessary? Explain. Create a poem using this technique.
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