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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. Who is the author of "Lament"?
2. Who is the author of the poem "Insurance"?
3. Who wrote "Father, Herald Me Home"?
4. Who wrote "Waking Up in the Morning"?
5. What is punctuation in the air in the poem "Insurance"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What things does the author describe seeing in "My Valhalla"?
2. What is the household like in the poem "That Kind of Marriage"?
3. How does the author describe his feelings about the memorial in "Unveiling the Vietnam Memorial"?
4. What does the performer do after leaving the stage in "The Mentalist Leaves the Stage"?
5. How does the author recall his parents and sister in "Raised Violence"?
6. What journey is described in "Ghazal (For William Stafford)"?
7. Who is the subject of "Work"? What does he think of?
8. Who is described in the airport in "Going Home"?
9. What would be easier to understand in "Thinking of What the Jury is Deliberating" according to the author?
10. How is snow personified in "Avalanche"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the similes and metaphors in the poems "Other Lives" and "So Far." What common theme relates these two works?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the structural elements of the poems "Breath" and "Bittersweet." What elements of repetition can be seen? What is the rhyme and meter of each?
Essay Topic 3
Describe and discuss the theme of sorrow in "Sudden" and "Seeing for You." How do these poems relate in terms of symbolism and imagery?
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