Don't Call Us Dead Quiz

Danez Smith
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


The word “honey” occurs throughout the fourth section of the collection. What does it symbolize? (from Pages 73 - 82)


What common symbolic associations with “summer” make it the right setting for this poem? (from Pages 1 - 22)


What is the central argument behind the poet’s use of slurs in “at the down-low house party”? (from Pages 23 - 36)


Why does the speaker of “every day is a funeral & a miracle” ask the reader to burn the poem if their grandmother reads it? (from Pages 53 - 72)


When the speaker of “last summer of innocence” says that he played football “& believed its salvation, its antidote,” what does he mean (29)? (from Pages 23 - 36)

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