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

2. "A Serenade" is written by whom?

3. In "Thinking of What the Jury is Deliberating," the author wants the man to spend the rest of his life in a cell with what on the wall?

4. What is an artistic representation of an abstract quality or idea as a person?

5. Who wrote "Ghazal (For William Stafford)"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What things does the author describe seeing in "My Valhalla"?

3. What journey is described in "Ghazal (For William Stafford)"?

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

5. What leads up to the house in "Dream House"? What does the author wonder?

6. Why had the author paid close attention to the heard in "Model of the Heart at the Franklin Institute"?

7. How does the author describe his feelings about the memorial in "Unveiling the Vietnam Memorial"?

8. What does the author consider about his ancestor in "Letter to an Ancestor"?

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

10. What does the person conclude the secret of life is in "Secret of Life"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the religious allusion and symbolism in "Shedding Skin" and "Invisibility." What do these poems have in common?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the imagery, symbolism and themes in "The New World." How does the author relate sexuality in this poem?

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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