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1

t/f Poe's own life was as dark and dismal as the fiction he wrote

T

2

t/f Poe is the inventor of the romance novel

F

3

t/f Poe was an alcoholic

T

4

t/f Poe was raised by his natural parents

F

5

t/f Poe argued that a short story should be constructed to achieve a single effect

T

6

t/f Poe married his 16 year old cousin

F

7

t/f Poe was an editor for a series of magazines where he endeavored to expose literary pretensions of certain others

T

8

t/f The narrator loved his second wife as much as he loved his first wife

F

9

t/f The narrator with three ruby red drops of some liquid falling into his wife's wine glass

T

10

t/f The narrator's first wife returning from the grave by changing places with his second wife

T

11

t/f Ligeia believes that a strong enough will can conquer even death

T

12

The visitor in the raven is called all of the following except a

Soul in the mourning

13

Which of the following lines does not have internal rhyme

"and each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor."

14

In " the raven," When the narrator opens the door of his chamber and peers out, he half expects to find

the deceased woman with whom he has been in love

15

The speaker in "The raven" can best be described as a

Melancholy person trying to forget a tragedy

16

Near the end of the poem, the speaker asks the raven two questions to which the bird answers " Nevermore." These questions concern

What will happen after death

17

In which lines below are the underlines words an example of alliteration

What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore

18

The final stanza of "the raven" ends upon a note of complete

Despair

19

We can infer from the ending of "the raven" that

The speaker will never escape his despair

20

Which word in the following passage is an example of onomatopoeia

Tapping

21

Which one of the following events does NOT occur at the end of "the fall of the house of usher"?

Madeline and Roderick attack the narrator

22

In "The fall of the house of usher," The narrator discovers that roderick is all of the following except

Bedridden

23

The mood that is sustained throughout " the fall of the house of usher" is one of pervasive

Horror and gloom

24

Before he enters the usher mansion, the narrator notes " a barely perceptible fissure" in the building; this is an example of

foreshadowing

25

The basic facts of "the fall of the House of Usher" include all the following except one. which is the exception?

Roderick has a twin sister, who dies of a cataleptic seizure the first night

26

The narrator's first wife taught him

Metaphysics and transcendentalism

27

I attributed the ", "" to

Joseph Glanville

28

"My brain reeled... to assumptions and aspirations which morality had never before known." To what does the narrator refer?

His wife's view about mans will in overcoming death

29

Narrator's first wife some cereal picture of Harley, despair ultimate death and decay and her phone with "man" as the tragedy and conqueror worm as the hero

Conqueror worm

30

Ashtophet, a goddess mentioned in poes description of the narrator's first wife was the goddess of

love and fertility