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QUESTION 1

  1. Which type of figurative language device refers to using words, in succession, that begin with the same letter?

    symbolism

    alliteration

    personification

    hyperbole

2 points  

QUESTION 2

  1. Read the last two stanzas from “A Red, Red Rose” by Robert Burns.

    ‘Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
      And the rocks melt wi’ the sun;
    I will luve thee still, my dear,
      While the sands o’ life shall run.

    And fare thee weel, my only luve!
      And fare thee weel a-while!
    And I will come again, my luve,
      Tho it were ten thousand mile.

    Which poetic device does the poet use to separate the ideas in the first two stanzas of this poem from the last two stanzas?

    The use of simile in the poem

    The change from ballad form in the beginning to common form at the end

    The use of imagery when he describes love like a sea

    The consistent use of continuing punctuation at the end of each line

2 points  

QUESTION 3

  1. Read the lines.

    “Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
     The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
    Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
     The frumious Bandersnatch!”

    Which explains how rhythm is created in the lines?

    The rhyming of son and shun, and catch and Bandersnatch

    The image of the Jabberwock with “claws that catch”

    The number of words in each line of the stanza

    The use of nonsense language like Jubjub and frumious

2 points  

QUESTION 4

  1. Read the following stanza.

    `Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
     Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
    All mimsy were the borogoves,
     And the mome raths outgrabe.

    Based on the use of made-up language in this stanza, which choice best characterizes this poem?

    a haiku

    a nonsense poem

    a limerick

    a sonnet

2 points  

QUESTION 5

  1. Read the final stanza of “A Red, Red Rose.”

    And fare thee weel, my only luve!
     And fare thee weel a-while!
    And I will come again, my luve,
     Tho’ it were ten thousand mile.

    How does this stanza change the mood of the poem?

    It suggests that the speaker is soon to be married.

    It suggests a happy ending to the speaker’s expressions of love.

    It suggests that the speaker will actually be leaving his love soon.

    It suggests that the speaker is afraid his love does not return his feelings.

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