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t/f Whitman's book of poetry, leaves of grass, was a financial failure and was considered crude and gross

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t/f the poem appearing in leaves of grass that consisted of 52 stanzas of celebrating the poet was "song of myself."

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t/f Whitman embrace the idea of Puritan ethic

F

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t/f Whitman brings unity to his poems by the repetition of a rhyme scheme

F

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t/f In "a noiseless patient spider, " whitman compares the spider to the poets own soul

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t/f Whitman experimented with the sonnet form

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t/f Whitman pays tribute to various common workers of America in the poem, "I hear south america singing."

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t/f Emily Dickinson only wrote one hundred poems

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t/f in her mid-20s, Dickinson entered Harvard

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t/f Dickinson did not want any recognition

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t/f The poems by Emily Dickinson suggested she was much preoccupied with her many friendships

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t/f Dickinson always dressed in white

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t/f Dickinson use slant rhyme but no formal rhythmic meter of any kind ever in her work

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t/f in her poems, Dickinson frequently examines the relationship between events of everyday life and the things of the spirit

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t/f A characteristic of Dickinson's poems that immediately strikes the reader is her frequent use of rhyming couplets

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t/f Emily Dickinson was born, raised, and lived her life in Massachusetts

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Which of the following poems focuses most strongly on a lesson that can be learned from nature

"There is a certain slant of light"

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"The brain---is wider than the sky---" compares the physical size of the brain t that of the sky and the sea. What point is dickinson making when she uses these images?

The brain is infinitely large in understanding

19

In "my life closed twice before it's close---,". Three closings mentioned in the title refer to

the parting of two loved ones followed by the speakers death

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Which of these statements best expresses the central message of "my life closed twice before it's close"?

Parting may be the closest we come in life to understanding death

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Which of the following images is the central image in "because i could not stoop for death---"?

a carriage ride

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In "I heard a Fly buzz--- when i died---," Why is there a stillness in the room

The pepole in the room are waiting for the speakers final moment

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In "The soul selects her own society---," the soul is compared to

a woman who stays in her house no matter who comes to visit her

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In because i could not stop for death, death is personified as

a polite gentleman

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To which senses do the images in the stanza appeal?

Sight, sound, and touch

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How many lines of the poem have the same exact rhyme?

4

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What is the subject of the second stanza?

a found love

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According to the first stanza, what situation does not allow the speaker to experience "luxury"?

separation from her lover

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What is not a true statement

the poem is written in free verse

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In line 5, what are futile winds?

no desire to find a different person to love