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1

In the last stanza, the speaker thanks the smith for his life lesson and shows admiration for his

honest labor

2

In the last stanza the image of the "flaming Forge" is associated with

The life experiences that shape and form us

3

Which of the following statements are true of every stanza of the poem

I, II, and IV

4

Why doesn't the smith's wife attend church with him

she has died

5

What is the "lesson" to which the speaker refers in the final stanza

The example of the Smiths honest and simple life

6

The Smiths heart rejoices when his daughter sings because

She sounds just like her mother

7

Which of these statements best expresses the speakers view "old Ironsides"?

A remarkable National relic should be saved

8

"Old ironsides" was the nickname of

The U.S.S. Constitution, a war of 1812 battleship

9

According to the speaker in "Thanatopsis," What will happen to him after death

his body will become part of nature

10

Which of the following statements is the best summary of those lines from "old ironsides"?

The ship will no longer witness people battling on her deck

11

Which of these qualities does Holmes attribute to "Old Ironsides"

Heroism

12

According to the speaker in "Thanatopsis," What will happen to all people after they die

They will become part of the earth

13

What kind of ship is "Old Ironsides"?

a warship

14

The title "Thanatopsis" means

a vision of death

15

In "the tide rises, the tide falls, "when does the curlew call

twilight

16

And five – line stanzas of "the tide rises, the tide falls "are called ______

pentanes

17

Which statement does not apply to the stanzas "the tide rises, the tide falls"?

The stanzas have no regular pattern of rhyme

18

Which sentence best summarizes the prologue to "the song of Hiawatha"?

The prologue introduces traditional stories from Native American culture

19

In "the song of Hiawatha," Longfellow believes that Native American tales derive their power from what source?

Nature itself, whose spirit is expressed the native peoples and their cultures

20

In line one of the prologue to "the song of Hiawatha," what is the meaning of the question "whence these stories"?

"Where did these stories come from?"

21

Which word best describes Longfellow's attitude toward death in "the tide rises, the tide falls"?

accepting

22

What broader meaning might be signified by the image of the tide in the line, "and the tide rises, the tide falls"?

Life's cyclical, enduring nature

23

The stories to be told in "The song of Hiawatha" are taken from what source?

Native American legends

24

How does the prologues repetitive, insistent meter set the mood for "the song of Hiawatha"?

It echoes the rhythm of Tom – Toms, as a powwow

25

t/f in his lifetime, Longfellow was considered the best loved american poet

T

26

t/f Longfellow could never rise above the tragedies of his life

F

27

t/f Longfellow is the least important fireside poet

F

28

t/f Longfellow taught at Harvard University

T

29

t/f Longfellow lost his second wife through divorce

f

30

t/f Longfellow lost his first wife to illness

T