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1
Q

Where did William Wordsworth grow up?

A

The Lake District

2
Q

What poetry movement did William Wordsworth help create?

A

Romanticism

3
Q

Which other poet helped create this poetry movement with Wordsworth?

A

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

4
Q

What is a “cove”?

A

A small sheltered bay

5
Q

What type of poetic feature is “…through the water like a swan;”?

A

Simile

6
Q

What does the young William Wordsworth steal?

A

A little boat

7
Q

What word does William Wordsworth use to describe his act of stealing?

A

“An act of stealth”

8
Q

What did the boat leave behind as William Wordsworth rowed into the lake?

A

“Small circles glittering idly…”

9
Q

How does William Wordsworth describe his feelings towards his rowing skills?

A

He is proud of his skill

10
Q

What does William Wordsworth fix his eyes on as he rows?

A

“A craggy ridge”

11
Q

What adjective does William Wordsworth use to describe the lake?

A

“Silent”

12
Q

How does William Wordsworth describe the peak (mountain) that appears suddenly?

A

“A huge peak, black and huge…”

13
Q

What poetic technique is used when Wordsworth writes “a huge peak…upreared its

A

Personification

14
Q

What does the poetic term “enjambment” mean?

A

When a sentence carries on over more than one line.

15
Q

What adjective does William Wordsworth use to describe the oars as he rows away from the peak?

A

Trembling

16
Q

To what type of tree is the boat tied in the poem?

A

A willow tree

17
Q

What is another, traditional, name for “boat”, used in the poem?

A

Bark

18
Q

How does William Wordsworth describe his mood after he has returned to the shore?

A

“grave and serious”

19
Q

How does the experience on the lake affect William Wordsworth’s mind?

A

For many days he could no longer imagine pleasant images

20
Q

What was troubled after the night?

A

His dreams were troubled