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English IV Midterm

QuestionAnswer
What literary element is illustrated by the following? “This sea that bares her bosom to the moon;” Personification
What do the following lines from “Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey” mean? These beauteous forms, Through a long distance, have not been to me As is a landscape to a blind man's eye. The speaker has never forgotten the beauty of the place.
What literary element is illustrated by the following? "The Child is father of the Man." Paradox
What literary element is illustrated by the following? "Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;" allusion
In “The World Is Too Much with Us,” the speaker wishes to be ____. closer to the beauties of the natural world
What is the rhyme scheme of “The World is Too Much with Us”? abbaabbacdcdcd
In “It Is a Beauteous Evening, Calm and Free,” the speaker talks directly to ____. a child
In “My Heart Leaps Up,” the speaker believes that ____. people of all ages should view nature with childlike wonder
Early in the poem “Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey,” Wordsworth admires the country around Tintern Abbey for its ____. natural beauty
In the five years since the poet’s last visit, the land around the Abbey has ____. provided the poet with many happy memories
In “The World Is Too Much with Us,” the poet laments that people are out of tune with ____. nature
Which of the following would NOT be considered an element of prose? use of rhyme
In the last stanza of “Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey,” the poet speaks directly to ____. his sister
In the following lines from “Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey,” Wordsworth does not complete the sentence until the end of the third line. What literary element is illustrated by this? enjambment
In “My Heart Leaps Up,” the speaker admires ____. a rainbow
In “A Poison Tree,” the speaker contrasts a straightforward approach to anger with ____. quietly planning revenge
The fate of the speaker’s foe suggests that anger can be ____. deadly
Which of the following is an example of slant rhyme? name/lamb
Descriptive words and imagery in the first stanza of “The Lamb” suggest that the lamb is a symbol of ____. innocence
In “The Tyger,” the speaker questions ____. whether the Tyger and the Lamb had the same creator
In “The Tyger,” Blake creates a metaphor that compares the stars to ____. warriors
In “A Poison Tree,” the fruit is attractive to the speaker’s foe because ____. it looks pretty and it belongs to the speaker.
At the end of “A Poison Tree,” the speaker reports the outcome ____. with gladness
In “The Tyger,” that animal is presented as ____. a frightening force of evil
In the poem “The Lamb,” what does the lamb symbolize? Christ
What makes Blake’s poems so unique? Several of them are accompanied by a hand-painted illustration.
Which of the following is not a characteristic of Romanticism? value for the aristocracy
The speaker in “John Anderson, My Jo” is most likely ____. John Anderson’s wife
In “John Anderson, My Jo,” the speaker talks directly to ____. John Andreson
In the second stanza of “John Anderson, My Jo,” the verbs clamb and totter help define the conditions of ____. youth and age
In “To a Mouse,” the line “wee sleekit cow’rin’, tim’rous beastie” describes ____. the mouse
The speaker in “To a Mouse” is most likely ____. a farmer
The speaker in “To a Mouse” considers the mouse better off than he is himself because the mouse ____. lives only in the present, not the past or future
The poem compares the wrecking of the mouse’s burrow to the ____. ruin of even well-planned human efforts
Which of the following phrases is NOT an example of dialect? “proving foresight may be vain”
The phrase “and forward though I canna see” is best stated in today’s standard English as ____. I cannot see the future.
In “John Anderson, My Jo,” the word sleep symbolizes _____. death
In standard English, “Your bonnie brow was brent,” means ____. Your handsome forehead was unwrinkled.
The speaker in “To a Mouse” feels that the “best laid schemes o’ mice and men ____.” often go awry
Robert Burns was born in 1759 and died in ____. 1796
Burns was often referred to as ____. the ploughman poet
All of the following are archaic forms of the pronoun you EXCEPT ____. Thus
Which of the following is an example of sight rhyme? beastie/breastie
According to the writer of A Vindication of the Rights of Women, women are all too often trained to be ____. merely decorative
In A Vindication of the Rights of Women, Wollstonecraft states that women should avoid traditionally “masculine” behaviors such as ____. hunting and gambling
Throughout A Vindication of the Rights of Women, Wollstonecraft argues that women are ____. capable of reason
According to A Vindication of the Rights of Women, marriages are most successful when based on ____. respect and friendship
Wollstonecraft’s argument in A Vindication of the Rights of Women is primarily directed to ____. both men and women
Early in A Vindication of the Rights of Women, Wollstonecraft states that the chief source of misery in her society is the ____. neglect of women’s education
A comparison repeated in various ways throughout A Vindication of the Rights of Women draws parallels between women and ____. hothouse flowers
The tone, or author’s attitude toward the subject, of A Vindication of the Rights of Women can be best described as ____. reasoned
Which of the following is NOT a reason Wollstonecraft gives in support of her thesis? Men have to spend a lot of money to keep their wives well dressed.
Wollstonecraft concludes A Vindication of the Rights of Women by urging a change in thinking to prevent women from being viewed as ____. “beautiful flaws in nature”
The word vindication means ____. a defense or justification
A rational person is ____. reasonable
If in a congenial mood, you might ____. give a friend a gift
Someone who has a faculty for math ____. is good at math
Mary Wollstonecraft is now recognized as the founder of ____. the women’s rights movement
A four line poem or stanza quatrain
A regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables that gives a line of poetry a predictable rhythm meter
The repetition of consonant sounds, typically within or at the end of non-rhyming words consonance
A group of lines forming a unit in a poem stanza
The repetition of the same stressed vowel sounds and any succeeding sounds in two or more words assonance
The repetition of the same or similar vowel sounds in stressed syllables that end with different consonant sounds rhyme
A reflection of the writer’s attitude toward a subject tone
The basic unit of meter; consists of one or two stressed and one or two unstressed syllables foot
Two lines of rhymed verse that work together as a unit to express an idea or make a point couplet
The pattern that end rhymes form in a stanza or poem rhyme scheme
A passage repeated at regular intervals with variations, usually in a poem or song refrain
The “word pictures” that writers create to help evoke an emotional response in readers imagery
Rhyming that occurs at the ends of lines end rhyme
The recurrence of sounds, words, phrases, lines, or stanzas in a speech or piece of writing repetition
A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two seemingly unlike things to help readers perceive the first thing more vividly and to suggest an underlying similarity between the two metaphor
An approximate rhyme based on assonance slant rhyme
Any person, animal, place, object, or event that exists on a literal level within a work but also represents something on a figurative level symbol
A figure of speech in which an animal, object, force of nature, or idea is given human qualities personification
The voice of a poem, sometimes that of the poet, sometimes that of a fictional person, an animal, or a thing speaker
An artistic movement that values imagination and feeling over intellect and reason Romanticism
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words alliteration
A figure of speech that uses the words like or as to compare two seemingly unlike things simile
A way of speaking that is characteristic of a particular region or group of people dialect
The main idea of a story, poem, novel, or play, sometimes expressed as a general statement about life theme
Rhyme that occurs when the appearance of the rhyming units match exactly but the sounds do not sight-rhyme
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