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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. Charles Olson refers to himself as which of the following?
2. Merrill moved back to the US in which year?
3. One of Randall Jarrell's poems is titled, "The Women at the ____ Zoo."
4. David Wagoner wrote a poem about which activity?
5. David Wagoner's work was greatly influenced by which native American tribe?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe William Meredith's work and his main focus. Also list some of the poems included in his section.
2. Discuss the poets listed in the first section. Examine at least one of the topics two or more of the poets have in common.
3. What is the purpose of the anthology? Who is involved? What are the criteria for the poets? How do these poets reflect the popularity and talent of twentieth century poets?
4. Describe Richard Hugo's work and possible influence on style and subject.
5. What major theme was often used in James Wright's work? What major award did James Wright win for his work?
6. Discuss some of Denise Levertov's themes as well as potential influences on her work and her life.
7. Why is Robert Penn Warren considered to be one of the country's most famous poets? What position did Warren hold in the 1960s?
8. What prestigious position did Carolyn Kizer hold? Who greatly influenced Kizer's work? What major award did Kizer receive?
9. Name at least one of the main themes that can be seen in James Merrill's work. What is Merrill's genre? List some of the poems included in Merrill's section.
10. Briefly describe the work of May Swenson. List some of Swenson's works included in the book.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast the opinions of one poet from each section. Choose poets that are the most unique or have views not shared by the others. You may reference outside sources for information as long as sources are cited.
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the opinions of one poet from each section. Choose poets that are the most unique or have views not shared by the others. You may reference outside sources for information as long as sources are cited. Use at least one passage from each poet's work to support your opinion and/or argument.
Essay Topic 3
Why does Edward Hirsch encourage students to write using childhood memories? How do those memories differ from memories of an older child or adult? Compare and contrast childhood memories with adult memories. Do the same with dream work.
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