What Have You Lost? 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. In "Divorce," the author wakes suddenly and hears what?

2. Who is the author of "Letter to an Ancestor"?

3. In "Lament," the author asks someone to do what for her through the darkened sky?

4. In "Each Night," images in dreams flash and fade in these darkened walls, and the author wants to climb into what?

5. In "The Lost Glove Is Happy," the author is going where?

Short Essay Questions

1. What ghosts does the author see in "The House at 5 Allende Street"? What metaphors are used?

2. What is the glove compared to in "The Lost Glove Is Happy"?

3. How is the body personified in "The Question"? Why?

4. What would be easier to understand in "Thinking of What the Jury is Deliberating" according to the author?

5. What does Jane Hirshfield personify in her poem of the collection?

6. What does the author give back in "I Give You Back"? What is personified?

7. What simile is used to describe the father's hand in "The Memory Prayer"? What does the lightning do?

8. What simile describes the umbrella in "What Was Once Reached For"? What is the setting of the poem?

9. How are the trees in "Plum Trees" personified? What metaphors are used?

10. Who is remembered in the poem "Words My Friend Can't Bring Himself to Say"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the editor of "What Have You Lost"? Where does the poet live? What other works has she published? What common themes are seen in her works?

Essay Topic 2

How is the sense of loss described in Chris Mahon's "This Isn't Fair"? What characters are in the poem and how are they described?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the use of personification and imagery in "What the Stones Knew." What is personified in the poem and why?

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